My first brush with time travel was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Although I remember very little of the specifics of that story, lo these many years later, the book has nevertheless stuck with me. I might not remember the details, but I certainly remember the feeling of wonder and possibility the book instilled.
Later in my formative years, two other time travel tales feature prominently in my memory, although in this case the medium was film.
Somewhere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, is one of my mother’s favorite movies. We watched it again and again in television reruns. In fact, Dean Wesley Smith’s Thunder Mountain series reminds me of that movie in some ways, especially The Edwards Mansion.
And while Somewhere in Time might be less well known, the next one was a worldwide phenomenon. Back to the Future captivated me for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which was Michael J. Fox (teen heartthrob that he was). But the concept of the movie captivated me, as well. In fact, every time I saw a DeLorean (someone in my neighborhood actually drove one), I found myself looking thinking about time travel.
Maybe it’s because I always felt a bit out of time.
Regardless, these first experiences sparked a lifelong love of time travel fiction. How convenient that I now get paid to read it <g>.
And if you love time travel fiction as much as I do, you’ll want to know about WMG’s latest collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson and StoryBundle.
Kevin has put together great stories by bestselling and award-winning authors as well as some of the best new indie writers.
The bundle, available here, includes three WMG titles:
Other titles in the bundle include:
The Rock by Bob Mayer
Time’s Mistress by Steven Savile
Alternitech by Kevin J. Anderson
The Trinity Paradox by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
Summer of Love by Lisa Mason
Parallellogram by Robin Brande
Ansible by Stant Litore
Time Traveled Tales, edited by Jean Rabe
Lightspeed: Issue 28
If you’re unfamiliar with StoryBundle, go to their website to read all about it. It’s a really cool concept.
This bundle is only available for three weeks, so don’t dally. Remember, you can’t actually time travel back in time if you miss it.
That’s just fiction, after all.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.