The Time Traveler’s Almanac

51FWIX50CZL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_I am joining something special next week, next Thursday to be exact.  Five bloggers, including myself, are going to start reading through The Time Traveler’s Almanac.

From the book:  The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century’s worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.

This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu’s “Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers”).
In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth’s history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.

We are going to be reading one story a week until we get through this massive anthology.  There are enough stories that we will be reading this into 2017, taking two weeks off in December this year and next year.

I hope you will join us for this crazy but fun adventure.  Below is a list of the other bloggers who are doing this as well as the reading schedule/reviews.  I hope you will check back each Thursday for #TimeTravelThursday

Fellow Time Travellers (Please check out their reviews also):
DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)
Alesha Escobar
H.M. Jones
Timothy C. Ward

Reading Schedule/Reviews

EXPERIMENTS

Sept. 3 – Richard Matheson/ Death Ship – 6
Sept. 10 – Geoffrey A. Landis/ Ripples in the Dirac Sea – 21
Sept. 17 – Robert Silverberg/ Needle in a Timestack – 31
Sept. 24 – Ursula K. Le Guin/ Another Story or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea – 44
Oct. 1 – Alice Sola Kim/ Hwang’s Billion Brilliant Daughters – 71
Oct. 8 – Eric Schaller/ How the Future Got Better – 77
Oct. 15 – Michael Moorcock/ Pale Roses – 81
Oct. 22 – William Gibson/ The Gernsback Continuum – 107
Oct. 29 – C.J. Cherryh/ The Threads of Time – 115
Nov. 5 – Michael Swanwick/ Triceratops – 120
Nov. 12 – Steve Bein/ The Most Important Thing in the World – 130
Nov. 19 – Cordwainer Smith/ Himself in Anachron – 148
Nov. 26 – H.G. Wells/The Time Machine – 154
Dec. 3 – Douglas Adams/ Young Zaphod Plays it Safe – 158
Dec. 10 – Stan Love/ Time Travel in Theory and Practice – 166

REACTIONARIES AND REVOLUTIONARIES

Dec. 17 – Ray Bradbury/ A Sound of Thunder – 174
Jan. 7 – Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore/ Vintage Season – 183
Jan. 14 – John Chu/ Thirty Seconds from Now – 215
Jan. 21 – Harry Turtledove/ Forty, Counting Down – 222
Jan. 28 – David Langford/ The Final Days – 257
Feb. 4 – Connie Willis/ Fire Watch – 261
Feb. 11 – Kage Baker/ Noble Mold – 289
Feb. 18 – George R.R. Martin/ Under Seige – 304
Feb. 25 – Steven Utley/ Where or When – 325
Mar. 3 – Ellen Klages/ Time Gypsy – 338
Mar. 10 – Garry Kilworth/ On the Watchtower at Plataea – 359
Mar. 17 – Rosaleen Love/ Alexia and Graham Bell – 373
Mar. 24 – Kage Baker/ A Night on the Barbary Coast – 379
Mar. 31 – Elizabeth Bear/ This Tragic Glass – 394
Apr. 7 – Georges-Oliver Chateaureynaud/ The Gulf of the Years – 417
Apr. 14 – Max Beerbohm/ Enoch Soames: A Memory of the Eighteen-Nineties – 425
Apr. 21 – Genevieve Valentine/ Trousseau: Fashion for Time Travelers – 445

MAZES AND TRAPS

Apr. 28 – Edward Page Mitchell/ The Clock That Went Backward – 450
May 5 – Theodore Sturgeon/ Yesterday Was Monday – 460
May 12 – Kim Newman/ Is There Anybody There? – 473
May 19 – Joe Lansdale/ Fish Night – 486
May 26 – Gene Wolfe/ The Lost Pilgrim – 492
June 2 – Peter Crowther/ Palindromic – 511
June 9 – Karin Tidbeck/ Augusta Prima – 529
June 16 – Barrington J. Bayley/ Life Trap – 536
June 23 – Greg Egan/ Lost Continent – 541
June 30 – Adrian Tchaikovsky/ The Mouse Ran Down – 561
July 7 – Langdon Jones/ The Great Clock – 571
July 14 – David I. Masson/ Traveller’s Rest – 584
July 21 – Vandana Singh/ Delhi – 596
July 28 – Tony Pi/ Come-From-Always – 609
Aug. 4 – Dean Francis Alfar/ Terminos – 622
Aug. 11 – Norman Spinrad/ The Weed of Time – 630
Aug. 18 – Eric Frank Russell/ The Waitabits – 636
Aug. 25 – Jason Heller/ Music for Time Travelers – 668

COMMUNIQUES

Sept. 1 – Isaac Asimov/ What If – 678
Sept. 8 – Tanith Lee/ As Time Goes By – 688
Sept. 15 – Geoffrey A. Landis/ At Dorado – 699
Sept. 22 – Karen Haber/ 3 RMS, Good View – 708
Sept. 29 – Harry Turtledove/ Twenty-One, Counting Up – 717
Oct. 6 – Bob Leman/ Loob – 750
Oct. 13 – Tamsyn Muir/ The House that Made the Sixteen Loops of Time – 770
Oct. 20 – Gene Wolfe/ Against the Lafayette Escadrille – 780
Oct. 27 – Carrie Vaughn/ Swing Time – 783
Nov. 3 – Richard Bowes/ The Mask of Rex – 796
Nov. 10 – Nalo Hopkinson/ Message in a Bottle – 813
Nov. 17 – Adam Roberts/ The Time Telephone – 826
Nov. 24 – Kristine Kathryn Rusch/ Red Letter Day – 832
Dec. 1 – Rjurik Davidson/ Domine – 845
Dec. 8 – E.F. Benson/ In the Tube – 859
Dec. 15 – Molly Brown/ Bad Timing – 869
Jan. 5 – Pamela Sargent/ If Ever I Should Leave You – 882
Jan. 12 – Charles Stross/ Palimpsest – 892
Jan. 19 – Top Five Stories

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