Time travel stories

Where's My Time Machine?--It Was Thirty Years Ago Last Thursday...

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Life is full of ironies.  I signed up here at Republibot three years ago specifically so I could write an article about how much of "Back to the Future 2" has come true in the intervening 30 years. 

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Time Story Story Time: The Accidental Time Traveller

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Last installment, I wrote that The Time Machine was the grand-daddy of time travel stories.  But that doesn't mean it's the first of the genre.  Time travel stories usually employ some kind of device which propels the time traveller on his journey.  From Mr. Peabody to Doc Brown, vehicles of various forms have become customary in temporal adventure stories.

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Time Story Story Time: H.G. Wells' The Time Machine

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Of course, the grand-daddy of all time-travel stories is The Time Machine by H.G Wells, in which a nameless scientist invents a complex series of gears, rods, and levers, which enables him to travel to  the distant future, where he sees the eventual fate of the human race.  He meets a charming female named Weena, who in the book, is somehing like a child or a chimp, a semi-intelligent pet of the Time Traveller.  In the film, Weena is played by Yvette Mimieux, certainly no chimp, who manages to look impossibly pretty, impossibly sexy, and impossibly innocent a

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