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Do you enjoy time travel?
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:54:20 AM »
My name is Marshall Vickery and I am the author of a historical novel that uses time travel incidentally as a mechanism to move the plot along and provide several exciting deus-ex-machina moments. I would like to know what you think about using time travel as a plot device.

Why do you think so many of us have a pretty serious fascination with time travel?

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Re: Do you enjoy time travel?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 12:16:30 PM »
I think time travel as a plot device is great if done well. Some people have the knack, some don't. For me, when I want to write in a whole new era, I find it works well to introduce the main character to said era, and then I can use the differences in time to explain away reactions the MC would have to experiencing the new time. ie: in the old west, the movies never tell you about the amount of horse poop on the streets of the towns, because, well, horses poop at will and no one runs behind them to clean it up. A modern day person would most certainly notice and probably comment on it.
Your story sounds interesting. Your protagonist most certainly would suffer with worrying over the risk to changing history, versus standing by and doing nothing. Interesting problem, indeed.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 01:03:18 AM »
Why do you think so many of us have a pretty serious fascination with time travel?

I think many of us are dissatisfied with the time in which we live.  We long for either an idealized past or a utopian future, and we only rarely consider that those times will necessarily be just as complex and disappointing as our own.  Even when we do consider that, the urge to escape is always there, pricking at the backs of our minds, telling us that the temporal grass really is greener on the other side.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:24:07 AM »
Time travel can be fun, and as such, I tend to prefer it in more of an obviously "fantasy" setting -- not the fantasy genre, necessarily, but not trying to suggest it is scientifically feasible, but more of a, "What if time travel were actually possible? What interesting/fun things could ensue?" If the book in general is trying to be very serious and suggest it is really possible, the author is probably going to have a challenge to get me to do the willing suspension of disbelief thing, as I know just enough about physics to know how unlikely it is that humans will ever be able to travel in time (at least backwards -- time dilation could in essence allow us to travel forward in time by going really, really fast through space for awhile).

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 04:25:45 PM »
I love the idea, but so many times...the time travel itself seems a bit forced.  Does anyone have recommendations for a story that includes a realistic time travel scenario or device? 

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 06:27:22 AM »
I'll enjoy a time-travel tale if the paradoxes are acknowledged and dealt with.  Anyone remember the TV series Seven Days?  After each episode, there should have been another Parker in the cast.  This could have been played up:  "We've got three Parkers now.  What the hell do we do with them?"  "Put 'em in a room with a deck of cards and have them play skat."

Etc.  In the show, the current Parker is conveniently forgotten when the future one appears to warn of some threat or other.

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:38:31 PM »
I enjoy Time Travel, but it gives me a headache. As for books with Time Travel as a plot device, it can be a great mechanism - if used well or with originality! The "Primeval" bbc tv series is a good example.  Or in print: Stephen King's "11/22/63" or Asimov's "End of Eternity."

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