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Written in My Own Heart's Blood
A Novel (Outlander)
Diana Gabaldon - May 31, 2016
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It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated.Her former husband, ...
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A Novel
Stephen King - Jul 24, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.President John F. Kennedy is dead.Life can turn on a dimeor stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry someh...
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Diana Gabaldon - Jan 01, 1992 (first published in 1991)
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The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...
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Octavia E. Butler - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 1979)
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Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing. With an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò.In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed a slave.When Dana first meets Rufus on a Maryland plantation, he's drowni...
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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North - Oct 21, 2014
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Some stories cannot be told in just one lifetime. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleve...
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The Accidental Time Machine
Joe Haldeman - Jul 29, 2008
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Joe Haldeman "has quietly become one of the most important science fiction writers of our time" (Rocky Mountain News). Now he delivers a provocative novel of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime-or many lifetimes. Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forc...
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This Is How You Lose the Time War
Amal el-Mohtar - Mar 17, 2020
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Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unli...
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All Our Wrong Todays
A Novel
Elan Mastai - Feb 07, 2017
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You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazz...
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A Knight in Shining Armor
Jude Deveraux - Dec 01, 2002 (first published in 1989)
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an alternate cover editions can be found here and hereNew York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century!Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an...
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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka - Jul 21, 2009 (first published in 2004)
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There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he...
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Time and Again
Jack Finney - Feb 01, 1995 (first published in 1970)
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One of the most beloved tales of our time!Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret government experiment.Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable...
Somewhere In Time by Richard Matheson
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
Recursion by Blake Crouch
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Replay by Ken Grimwood
The Shadow Hunter by Pat Murphy
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Time and Again by Clifford D. Simak
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories by Ray Bradbury
How to Invent Everything by Ryan North
Do You Realize? by Kevin A. Kuhn
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor
Lies, Damned Lies, and History by Jodi Taylor
The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
And the Rest Is History by Jodi Taylor
Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Eirik by Joanna Bell
Unhappenings by Edward Aubry
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Marking Time by April White
Doing Time by Jodi Taylor
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
The Surviving Trace by Calia Read
The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
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Yesterday's Tears by Jane O'Brien
Ghost Country by Patrick Lee
All In Good Time by Jennae Vale
Tangled in Time by Barbara Longley
Survivor by Brett Battles
Prophet of Doom by Derek Murphy
Mammoth by Lou Cadle
The Dead Alone by Charles S. Jackson
Roam by Kimberly Adams
The Complete Gideon Trilogy by Linda Buckley-Archer
Time at the Top and All in Good Time by Edward Ormondroyd
The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece by Jonathan W. Stokes
The Key to Time by R. M. Seidler
Seven Stitches by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
ComicConfessional by Dave Astor
Time Is the Only God by Chris James
Rhode Island Shipwrecks by Charlotte Taylor
If I Never Get Back by Darryl Brock
A Note of Explanation by Vita Sackville-West
The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome by Jonathan W. Stokes
Jake and The Jungle Gems by Phil Roiz
Hope Remains by Rob Buck
Dark Energy by Mr. Bren A Stockdale
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Sleepless by Tracey Ward
Synchronic by Michael Bunker
Nick Cave by Reinhard Kleist
True to the Highlander by Barbara Longley
The many-colored land by Julian May
The Far Arena by Richard ben Sapir
The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
The Named by Marianne Curley
Collide by Michelle Madow
The Emperor's Men 2 by Dirk van Den Boom
Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford
Satch & Me by Dan Gutman
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists by Ken Denmead