Whitney and I both love tales of time travel. So when better than the dog days of summer to feature stories about people coming and going across time? All this week we will be taking readers behind the scenes with some of our favorite time travel author aficionados and then we will share a look at what’s ahead for fans to anticipate! But we also wanted to do a bit of time traveling ourselves, so we decided to rewind to a few weeks ago to give you an insider's look at the conversation we had that prompted our spotlight on time travel romances ...
Whitney: Time travel romance is hard to pull off, but Deveraux is a master. Another one of hers that really stands out for me is her reincarnation story Remembrance.
Morgan: Let's spotlight time travel on the site! And we can choose our favorites to share.
Whitney: I call Remembrance!
Morgan: Wait, you can't just call Remembrance.
Whitney: I just did.
Morgan: Well, I call foul. You can't just take it.
Whitney: I LOVE THAT BOOK.
Morgan: Come on —
Whitney: I’m talking in caps. That's how much I love that book.
Morgan: That book belongs to everyone.
Whitney: Stoled. It happened.
Morgan: EVERYONE. (You are not the only one who uses caps.)
Whitney: It’s all mine nowwww. I’m whisking it to my volcano of solitude as we speak.
Whitney: Also Karen Marie Moning Highlanders, sometimes they are fae, sometimes they are simply cursed but these kilted gentlemen make time traveling look g-double-o-d, good!
Morgan: And we wouldn’t be talking time travel if we didn’t mention the fantastic Diana Gabaldon with her ever-popular hero Jamie and his partner to the linearly challenged Claire.
Whitney: You know when I read her books I didn’t do anything else, didn’t eat, didn’t sleep, didn’t go to class (don’t tell my parents!). It was all Jamie all the time! But I think if we are going to talk about people being “out of sync” with time, I have a special spot in my heart for The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Because the two of us could go back and forth forever (pardon my time pun) instead of just chatting about our faves, we’ve provided you with a list of our 25 top time travel tales. That's right we've rounded up our picks for the best time travel books, movies and television shows to get you ready for the rest of the week.
OUR TOP 25 TIME TRAVELING TALES & SERIES
Whitney’s Top Five Reads
Jude Deveraux’s Remembrance
Karen Marie Moning’s Highlanders series
Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog
Angela Knight’s Jane’s Warlord
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series
Five Office Favorite Time Travel Series (besides the above)
Janet Chapman’s Highlanders series
Lynn Kurland’s MacLeod series
Melissa Mayhue’s Daughters of the Glenn series
Brenda Joyce’s Masters of Time series
Gwyn Cready’s Flirting With Forever
Five Great Time Travel Movies
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and the sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey)
The Back to the Future Saga
The Terminator films
Somewhere in Time
Five Great Time Travel Television Shows
Land of the Lost
Lost in Space
So we want to know, what are your favorite time travel tales — and which authors are you hoping to hear from in the week ahead? And remember you can check back on this blog post all week to keep up with our latest time travel focused blog posts.
BLOG UPDATE 8/10/2011: We interview Jude Deveraux and the author reveals which historical figure she'd love to go on a date with. Read On >>
BLOG UPDATE 8/11/2011: We chat with Lynn Kurland about writing time travel tales for the past fifteen years and find out when in time she'd love to visit. Get The Details >>
BLOG UPDATE 8/12/2011: Louise Marley shares her thoughts on historical accuracy in time travel fiction. Learn More >>