The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century - Edited by Harry Turtledove 2005 Paperback

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H. G. Wells's seminal short story "The Time Machine," published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction's time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including

"Time's Arrow" In Arthur C. Clarke's classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel--with appalling consequences.

"Death Ship" Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future.

"Yesterday was Monday" If all the world's a stage, Theodore Sturgeon's compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage.

"Rainbird" R.A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence.

"Timetipping" What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem. well as stories by Poul Anderson - L. Sprague de Camp - Joe Haldeman - John Kessel - Nancy Kress - Henry Kuttner - Ursula K. Le Guin - Larry Niven - Charles Sheffield - Robert Silverberg - Connie Willis

By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy... to enter the realm of the future: our future.

Table of Contents:

Introduction - essay by Harry Turtledove
Yesterday Was Monday - (1941) - shortstory by Theodore Sturgeon
Time Locker - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner
Time's Arrow - (1950) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
I'm Scared - (1951) - shortstory by Jack Finney
A Sound of Thunder - (1952) - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
Death Ship - (1953) - shortstory by Richard Matheson
A Gun for Dinosaur - (1956) - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp
The Man Who Came Early - (1956) - novelette by Poul Anderson
Rainbird - (1961) - shortstory by R. A. Lafferty
Leviathan! - (1970) - shortstory by Larry Niven
Anniversary Project - (1975) - shortstory by Joe Haldeman
Timetipping - (1975) - shortstory by Jack Dann
Fire Watch - (1982) - novelette by Connie Willis
Sailing to Byzantium - (1985) - novella by Robert Silverberg
The Pure Product - (1986) - novelette by John Kessel
Trapalanda - (1987) - novelette by Charles Sheffield
The Price of Oranges - (1989) - novelette by Nancy Kress
Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea - (1994) - shortfiction by Ursula K. Le Guin