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The Time Traveller's Almanac: The Ultimate Treasury of Time Travel Fiction - Brought to You from the Future [Kindle Edition]

Ann VanderMeer , Jeff VanderMeer
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THE TIME TRAVELER'S ALMANAC is the largest, most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, here is over a century's worth of literary travels into past and the future. The anthology covers millions of years of Earth's history - from the age of the dinosaurs to strange and fascinating futures, through to the end of Time itself. The Time Traveler's Almanac will reacquaint readers with beloved classics and introduce them to thrilling contemporary examples of the time travel genre.

THE TIME TRAVELER'S ALMANAC includes stories from Douglas Adams, Isaac Asmiov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, George RR Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock and, of course, HG Wells.

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'A roll call of the great and good ... it will go down in posterity as comprehensive and indispensable' Guardian.

'Playful, richly imaginative and vast ... a fabulous collection complemented by essays on the science, fashions and music of time travel' Metro.

'Across nearly 1,000 pages it collects tales of chrononautical adventure ... A compilation worth your time' Financial Times.

'This kind of SF has an irresistible, eternal appeal' Guardian Online.

'Something of a dream come true ... the breadth of scientific and literary choices in styles and approaches is exemplary' Morning Star.

About the Author

Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer are editors of the definitive compilations 'Steampunk', 'Weird' and 'The New Weird'. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with four cats and ten thousand books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2108 KB
  • Print Length: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best collection of stories for a long time ! 26 Jan. 2014
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Being an avid sci-fi fan, I'm always on the look out for a book large enough to lose myself in for a good length of time and worth coming back to time and again, and this one certainly fills those criteria.

Having read and re-read H.G. Wells collection of short stories interminably since my youth, I'm so pleased to have another in the same league. Yes, there are stories in it I've read before but that was inevitable but there are also plenty I haven't. On Kindle it's not as wrist breaking as the book itself must be with this much content but I feel I'll also be buying the real book to go on my library shelves as, like H.G. Wells, I'm sure it will become a firm friend. Best collections of short stories for a long while, I heartily recommend it to all sci-fi fans and chrononauts in particular.. :-)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure chest of stories 20 Nov. 2013
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This is a huge, beautiful collection! An excellent range of stories, with all the big hitters you'd hope for included and some new gems to discover. Its something to dip in and out of. I've got the hardback because I love to have it on my shelf, but I could imagine the kindle would work too as its so huge and heavy you can only read it for so long!

A book to treasure, makes a great gift too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of Crossed Time 19 Mar. 2014
By Roochak
"He...remembered the future with increasing melancholy." -- C.J. Cherryh

After their definitive international anthology of horror and dark fantasy, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, I was wondering what the Vandermeers would do for an encore. That turns out to be a 960-page time travel fantasy anthology chock full of stories most of us won't have read before.

Note the word "fantasy." The editors have deliberately downplayed what they call the "decidedly science-fictional" time paradox story (epitomized by the absent "By His Bootstraps" and "-All You Zombies-") in favor of fantasy stories with time travel backgrounds: their preface namechecks 11.22.63, The Time Traveler's Wife, and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe -- a thriller, a romance, and a comedy, all bestsellers, none of them marketed as science fiction -- as examples of where the time travel story has gone to find a popular audience these days. (That doesn't even include Hollywood, where time travel has never gone out of fashion.)

Only "A Sound of Thunder," "Vintage Season," a four-page excerpt from THE TIME MACHINE, and perhaps Ursula Le Guin's "Another Story, or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea" will be overfamiliar to SF readers. Otherwise there's a staggering list of writing talent on display, much of it plucked from out-of-print books and online magazines.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Impressive Collection 18 Dec. 2013
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I have always been facinated about stories involving time travel and so collect up books whenever I spot one. Consequently over the years I have amassed quite a collection myself of Time Travel related stories. I can catagorically say therefore that this (in my opinion) is the best collection of Time Travel books I have ever stumbled across and I wholeheartedly encourage anyone into Science Fiction to get this collection. What you will receive is a brilliant well thought out collection of the best time travel related stories..and each story has a great preface about the author who wrote it. Combine all this with an e-book with a proper table of contents and you have something difficult to beat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Traveller's Almanac 18 Feb. 2014
By Rubbah
Firstly WOW. This is genuinely one of the best anthologies I have ever read. And the best part is I've now been introduced to dozens of new authors.

In the 60+ stories offered the methods range from phonecalls to magic houses and from spaceships to dancing. the breadth and depth of the ways that time travel is used is incredible.

Some of the stories that have stuck with me are:

Enoch Soames: A memory of the 1890s by Max Beerbohm.
- time travel via a deal with the devil. a writer travels forward to the 1990s to see how he is remembered

This Tragic Glass by Elizabeth Bear
- Literary scholars of the future save long dead poets from early deaths so that they may continue to write in the future ( as an English grad I loved this one)

Lost Continent by Greg Egan
- This story of time travelling war refugees critiques the red tape around very real immigration detention camps

Red Letter Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Before graduating high schoolers receive a messagef rom their 50 year old self telling them what to change in the future. This story follows the students who don't get a letter.

Highly recommended
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well curated collection 14 Dec. 2013
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Many of these short stories will be familiar to SF hard nuts (a lot won't!). Not read it all yet, but seems to have been lovingly curated by the editors, providing author bios and notes, and other extraneous bits and bobs.

If you are a SF fan this will revisit the old and explore the new. If you are relatively new to the genre enjoy!
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