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Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best. TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lup Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best. TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lupoff TIME CONSIDERED AS A SERIES OF THERMITE BURNS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, by Damien Broderick TIME AND TIME AGAIN, by H. Beam Piper TRY, TRY AGAIN, by John Gregory Betancourt THE ETERNAL WALL, by Raymond Z. Gallun THE MAN FROM TIME, by Frank Belknap Long OF TIME AND TEXAS, by William F. Nolan THE EDGE OF THE KNIFE, by H. Beam Piper THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (10), by Grendel Briarton TIME BUM, by C.M. Kornbluth NEBOGIPFEL AT THE END OF TIME, by Richard A. Lupoff UNBORN TOMORROW, by Mack Reynolds LOST IN THE FUTURE, by John Victor Peterson THE WINDS OF TIME, by James H. Schmitz ARMAGEDDON -- 2419 A.D., by Philip Francis Nowlan THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE, by Edmond Hamilton A TRAVELER IN TIME, by August Derleth THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (71), by Grendel Briarton FLIGHT FROM TOMORROW, by H. Beam Piper IN THE CRACKS OF TIME, by David Grace SWEEP ME TO MY REVENGE!, by Darrell Schweitzer THE SOLID MEN, by C.J. Henderson THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (Epsilon), by Grendel Briarton And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering westerns, mysteries, science fiction, pulp fiction, and much, much more!


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Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best. TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lup Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best. TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lupoff TIME CONSIDERED AS A SERIES OF THERMITE BURNS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, by Damien Broderick TIME AND TIME AGAIN, by H. Beam Piper TRY, TRY AGAIN, by John Gregory Betancourt THE ETERNAL WALL, by Raymond Z. Gallun THE MAN FROM TIME, by Frank Belknap Long OF TIME AND TEXAS, by William F. Nolan THE EDGE OF THE KNIFE, by H. Beam Piper THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (10), by Grendel Briarton TIME BUM, by C.M. Kornbluth NEBOGIPFEL AT THE END OF TIME, by Richard A. Lupoff UNBORN TOMORROW, by Mack Reynolds LOST IN THE FUTURE, by John Victor Peterson THE WINDS OF TIME, by James H. Schmitz ARMAGEDDON -- 2419 A.D., by Philip Francis Nowlan THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE, by Edmond Hamilton A TRAVELER IN TIME, by August Derleth THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (71), by Grendel Briarton FLIGHT FROM TOMORROW, by H. Beam Piper IN THE CRACKS OF TIME, by David Grace SWEEP ME TO MY REVENGE!, by Darrell Schweitzer THE SOLID MEN, by C.J. Henderson THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (Epsilon), by Grendel Briarton And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering westerns, mysteries, science fiction, pulp fiction, and much, much more!

30 review for The Time Travel Megapack: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    26 short stories about time travel. I generally love time travel stories, but apart from a couple of little gems here and there the rest were really just hard work getting through. Some were just plain silly. Luckily they were all pretty short so whatever annoyance I felt, it was at least short lived. A few of the stories may well have gotten 3 or 4 stars on their own but mixed up with the rest, this book evens out at a 2 or 2.5 I guess. If you really like time travel stories and don't mind read 26 short stories about time travel. I generally love time travel stories, but apart from a couple of little gems here and there the rest were really just hard work getting through. Some were just plain silly. Luckily they were all pretty short so whatever annoyance I felt, it was at least short lived. A few of the stories may well have gotten 3 or 4 stars on their own but mixed up with the rest, this book evens out at a 2 or 2.5 I guess. If you really like time travel stories and don't mind reading a few odd ones in between the real deal, I guess the good stories almost makes it worth it. Almost.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

    The vast majority of these stories are awful... not even worth the review. A few of the stories are ok, but nothing spectacular

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bob Lee

    If you're a sci-fi time travel fan, this book has 26 stories, some old, some new. For 99 cents, it will provide hours of entertainment. Some of the stories are entertaining and pretty good, but some I didn't like at all. The advantage of reading short stories is that you can put those behind you and move on to others. I can't go through all 26 stories, but here are the first 4 to give you an idea: 1) TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner - you are an assistant to a mad scientist creating a time machine, a If you're a sci-fi time travel fan, this book has 26 stories, some old, some new. For 99 cents, it will provide hours of entertainment. Some of the stories are entertaining and pretty good, but some I didn't like at all. The advantage of reading short stories is that you can put those behind you and move on to others. I can't go through all 26 stories, but here are the first 4 to give you an idea: 1) TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner - you are an assistant to a mad scientist creating a time machine, and he starts out making small ones the size of a microwave at first. What do you do when a note appears from the future that says, "Don't do it!" Very entertaining. 2) THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor - an interesting ghost story-like approach. Once more you are an assistant, using a time viewer like device to spy 400 years in the past to discover where the Russian Baron hid his treasure trove so that it can be rediscovered by the current owner of the castle - mildly entertaining. 3) PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt -an 'embassador' from a non-existent country called Mastodonia appears and wants to establish relations in exchange for providing sanctuary for your people in his country - eh, it was OK. It was pretty obvious after a few paragraphs. 4) 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lupoff - Bill Murray in "Ground Hog Day" did it much much better. Enough said.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bert

    There's a few gems in here, both classics and newer stories. "These Stones Will Remember" has a haunting poignancy. "12:01 P.M" and "Time and Time Again" are both firsts in what are now very common time travel scenarios (The 'Groundhog Day' and the 'Peggy Sue'). "The Eternal Wall" is an odd one, but I like the dark ending. "Sweep Me to My Revenge!" is an amusing story involving Shakespeare and Marlowe. The rest are mostly either forgettable or actively bad. "Armageddon -- 2419 A.D" was impressive There's a few gems in here, both classics and newer stories. "These Stones Will Remember" has a haunting poignancy. "12:01 P.M" and "Time and Time Again" are both firsts in what are now very common time travel scenarios (The 'Groundhog Day' and the 'Peggy Sue'). "The Eternal Wall" is an odd one, but I like the dark ending. "Sweep Me to My Revenge!" is an amusing story involving Shakespeare and Marlowe. The rest are mostly either forgettable or actively bad. "Armageddon -- 2419 A.D" was impressive in that the author took a fun plot and sapped all its life through his dull, detached writing. "In the Cracks of Time" is an interesting premise, but is missing a story (it feels like an intro). "The Solid Men" is borderline incoherent. "Nebogiphfel at the End of Time" IS incoherent. For $0.99, you get your money's worth, but this could easily have been a four or five star collection if the publishers had been a little more discriminating in their public domain stories.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    3/5 Time Out: This is a thriller that is at first refreshing, suspenseful, and even relevant to current affairs, but near the ending, the plot loses its intrigue and becomes purely action-driven, with time travel theories being muddled up by the layman narrator, who can barely keep his train of thought straight. The story ends up never answering the questions it poses, especially which time travel theory is the right one in its universe, instead resorting to "everything was a disaster and it all 3/5 Time Out: This is a thriller that is at first refreshing, suspenseful, and even relevant to current affairs, but near the ending, the plot loses its intrigue and becomes purely action-driven, with time travel theories being muddled up by the layman narrator, who can barely keep his train of thought straight. The story ends up never answering the questions it poses, especially which time travel theory is the right one in its universe, instead resorting to "everything was a disaster and it all went up in flames". 2/5 These Stones Will Remember: This is really more of "a story which happens to have time travel" than "an actual time travel story". Meh. 3/5 Project Mastodon: This... is a time travel story alright. It starts out like a brilliant Lafferty, but then takes itself too seriously, and ends tamely and disappointingly. (So maybe still like a Lafferty?) At this point, I checked the reviews and realised that this anthology isn't worth my time.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jewell Moreno

    A great collection of sci-fi stories related to time travel. Notably Project Mastodon by Clifford Simak, men travel back in time to the past, and try to claim the past as their own country, for political purpose, only to have the time maching break down.... Time and TIme Again, by H. Beam Piper...(if you could change your future would you kind of story), The Edge of the Knife, by H. Beam Piper,,(a man sees glimpses of the future) , he is labled crazy by his boss, until his visions start to come A great collection of sci-fi stories related to time travel. Notably Project Mastodon by Clifford Simak, men travel back in time to the past, and try to claim the past as their own country, for political purpose, only to have the time maching break down.... Time and TIme Again, by H. Beam Piper...(if you could change your future would you kind of story), The Edge of the Knife, by H. Beam Piper,,(a man sees glimpses of the future) , he is labled crazy by his boss, until his visions start to come true... and Armegeddon 2419 by Philip Francis Nowlan...a man is placed in suspended animation from gases in a cave and wakes 500 years later to North America fighting a new war...probably where the idea for jet packs came from...If you like classic sci - fi, this is a good collection.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jirnsum

    Some good and some that didn't age too well Some good and some that didn't age too well

  8. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Gibson

    An excellent collection. Only a couple duds (pretty good as far as these collections go)!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Charl

    Some I'd already read, but worth re-reading. Some I hadn't, and I enjoyed all but a couple of those. A nice selection of the genre. Some I'd already read, but worth re-reading. Some I hadn't, and I enjoyed all but a couple of those. A nice selection of the genre.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    There were a few gems, but mostly meh. Nothing downright bad, unless it was a one-page bad pun story

  11. 5 out of 5

    Earl Truss

    Finally a "megapack" with almost all interesting stories. Some typical time travel stories and some with surprise endings. Finally a "megapack" with almost all interesting stories. Some typical time travel stories and some with surprise endings.

  12. 4 out of 5

    France-Andrée

    Difficult to judge because the stories are not the same calibre, I don't think there's any one star and there's maybe one or two 5 stars. The majority of stories were interesting some where more "sciency" than others, others were pure time travelling without explanation for how the travelling happens. I think all and all an interesting read for when a short is called for; I didn't read it all in one go, but sometimes with an anthology it is the best thing to do so not to confuse the different au Difficult to judge because the stories are not the same calibre, I don't think there's any one star and there's maybe one or two 5 stars. The majority of stories were interesting some where more "sciency" than others, others were pure time travelling without explanation for how the travelling happens. I think all and all an interesting read for when a short is called for; I didn't read it all in one go, but sometimes with an anthology it is the best thing to do so not to confuse the different authors and their works. When possible I have given an individual rating for the different stories (not sure I wrote a lot of reviews along the way).

  13. 4 out of 5

    Duncan

    An excellent collection of short stories all based around Time Travel. Some are truly excellent and thought-provoking. Some of them consider the possible effects of time travel in ways I'd never even considered before. The only let-down is the inclusion of a few "Feghoots" which pad out the book- a classic form, they're short shaggy dog stories that exist only to set up a terrible pun, and not truly Time Travel stories. An excellent collection of short stories all based around Time Travel. Some are truly excellent and thought-provoking. Some of them consider the possible effects of time travel in ways I'd never even considered before. The only let-down is the inclusion of a few "Feghoots" which pad out the book- a classic form, they're short shaggy dog stories that exist only to set up a terrible pun, and not truly Time Travel stories.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jim Kratzok

    This volume held an interesting selection of stories, a number of which were from the "Golden Age" of science fiction in the mid part of the 20th century. Some of these stories were rather dated but still readable. A few, I struggled with. Considering that I've been reading this stuff for almost 50 years there were remarkably few stories I've read before. All in all, the book was worth reading. This volume held an interesting selection of stories, a number of which were from the "Golden Age" of science fiction in the mid part of the 20th century. Some of these stories were rather dated but still readable. A few, I struggled with. Considering that I've been reading this stuff for almost 50 years there were remarkably few stories I've read before. All in all, the book was worth reading.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bob

    For $0.99, it's a bargain. However, there are probably 4-5 great stories in here, 15 or so that are poor, rambling, or mediocre at best, and probably 5 that are very short setups for puns. The first pun story made me laugh, but it got old really quick. Still, for the price, it's really worth a read, and most of the good ones are near the start. For $0.99, it's a bargain. However, there are probably 4-5 great stories in here, 15 or so that are poor, rambling, or mediocre at best, and probably 5 that are very short setups for puns. The first pun story made me laugh, but it got old really quick. Still, for the price, it's really worth a read, and most of the good ones are near the start.

  16. 5 out of 5

    William Knight

    This book suffered a bit from typos due to a lack of editing. Most of the stories were good, with the exception of one that sprinkled in science concepts that were unexplained and mostly nonsense. Being an Asimov and Heinlein fan, I'm spoiled by well-researched science in my scifi books. Worth the price but only because it was cheap. This book suffered a bit from typos due to a lack of editing. Most of the stories were good, with the exception of one that sprinkled in science concepts that were unexplained and mostly nonsense. Being an Asimov and Heinlein fan, I'm spoiled by well-researched science in my scifi books. Worth the price but only because it was cheap.

  17. 4 out of 5

    John Welch

    Bit of a strange one this. Like most anthologies it is a mix of good and not-so-good. The difference here is that it includes classic (ie old) stories as well. Some of these seem so old that the science is virtually Victorian and poorly described. Having enjoyed the vast changes in SF over the last 50 years, it was not very pleasureable to read these poor offerings.

  18. 4 out of 5

    John

    Classic SF for cheap on kindle! These stories feel a bit dated, but most of them are quality. Skip "Armageddon--2419 A.D." (because it's boring, not because it's set in the future, as their Second Time Travel Megapack seems to suggest was the thrust of the critical feedback) and the rest of the collection is pretty much gold (well, except for the occasional awful pun). Classic SF for cheap on kindle! These stories feel a bit dated, but most of them are quality. Skip "Armageddon--2419 A.D." (because it's boring, not because it's set in the future, as their Second Time Travel Megapack seems to suggest was the thrust of the critical feedback) and the rest of the collection is pretty much gold (well, except for the occasional awful pun).

  19. 5 out of 5

    Suzan

    It took me forever to finish this. Many of the older stories frankly put me to sleep. There is one long novella from 1928 that must be of interest only to historians of the genre. But towards the end there were some interesting ideas. I just decided, since I'm on a time travel book, to get this onto my READ list. It took me forever to finish this. Many of the older stories frankly put me to sleep. There is one long novella from 1928 that must be of interest only to historians of the genre. But towards the end there were some interesting ideas. I just decided, since I'm on a time travel book, to get this onto my READ list.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Robin Houghton

    Something for everyone in this wide assortment, a few I didn't enjoy, but the good ones more than make up for it, and for 39 pence, you can't complain. Some interesting concepts all different to each other. Though all old stories I expected to have read some of them previously but had not. Something for everyone in this wide assortment, a few I didn't enjoy, but the good ones more than make up for it, and for 39 pence, you can't complain. Some interesting concepts all different to each other. Though all old stories I expected to have read some of them previously but had not.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tony Ryan

    Some really good and fiendishly clever Time Travel short stories. A couple of duds, but it's only 34p on Kindle, so if you have just a passing interest in the genre, I recommend it highly. Some really good and fiendishly clever Time Travel short stories. A couple of duds, but it's only 34p on Kindle, so if you have just a passing interest in the genre, I recommend it highly.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Martin Skate

    Simply fantastic. Some of the stories were amazing. Loved it, just loved it. More please!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Vikas Datta

    Brilliant collection of stories about this paradoxical state of being...

  24. 4 out of 5

    thefreeman

    a bunch of stories for a good price, some good, others ok but 2-3 amazing. worth a look to any sci fi fans

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dilowa Dilowa

    Read three books, by this author that could not be found. 1. Grandpa? 2. Settlement 3. A matter of perspective

  26. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm R Massie

    Good overall Some of the stories tended to bog down and tended to drag down the overall collection. Recommended as a general collection but I wouldn't rush to buy it. Good overall Some of the stories tended to bog down and tended to drag down the overall collection. Recommended as a general collection but I wouldn't rush to buy it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    The collection here isn't that great. The stories all seem like they are only part of a larger story with nothing really coming to a satisfying conclusion. The collection here isn't that great. The stories all seem like they are only part of a larger story with nothing really coming to a satisfying conclusion.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Geoff Lynas

    Some stories a bit dated. A few unusual takes on time travel. Plenty of variety. Solid read.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michael Scullin

    A fun romp through time and space. While not quite the ultimate collection of time travel stories, this is certainly a lot of fun for those who enjoy the genre. The tales are classic, not modern, but provide the same kind of pleasure that old radio plays give to the children of television and computers. Read and imagine at your own risk.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Penver

    A good collection of stories and great value for money. All fairly short stories so I've been coming back to this book over the last few months. A good collection of stories and great value for money. All fairly short stories so I've been coming back to this book over the last few months.

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