Time Travel in Popular Media

Time Travel in Popular Media
Author: Matthew Jones,Joan Ormrod
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 0786478071
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Travel in Popular Media Book Excerpt:

In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one's own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media's relationship to time? This collection of new essays--the first to address time travel across a range of media--answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception, Source Code and others.

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
Author: Trisha Telep
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN: 1849012571
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance Book Excerpt:

Time travel romance is not the same thing as sci-fi romance, though some stories may be set in an imagined future; it is romantic fiction set in various different eras, usually from around the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. A woman may fall asleep in Central Park in the present to wake up in the arms of a Scottish laird in the sixteenth century. The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance contains 25 stories of adventure and love; settings include medieval Scotland, sixteenth-century England, the nineteenth-century 'Wild West'. Some stories are set in the present and a few in the future. Stories include an Elizabethan nobleman whisked into the present day, a troubled young woman who lands in the sixteenth century able to break a curse of lost love. Includes stories from: Nina Bangs, Jude Deveraux, Sandra Hill, Linda Howard, Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning, and many more.

Time Machines

Time Machines
Author: Paul J. Nahin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2001-04-20
ISBN: 9780387985718
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Machines Book Excerpt:

This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including: the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Goedel, and others; time travel paradoxes, and much more.

The Time Machine Hypothesis

The Time Machine Hypothesis
Author: Damien Broderick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 3030161781
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Machine Hypothesis Book Excerpt:

Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that the division between real and simulated is hard to discern. But one new idea from the 19th century has failed, so far, to enter reality—time travel, using machines to turn the time dimension into a two-way highway. Will it come true, as foreseen in science fiction? Might we expect visits to and from the future, sooner than from space? That is the Time Machine Hypothesis, examined here by futurist Damien Broderick, an award-winning writer and theorist of the genre of the future. Broderick homes in on the topic through the lens of science as well as fiction, exploring some fifty different time-travel scenarios and conundrums found in the science fiction literature and film.

The New Time Travelers A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics

The New Time Travelers  A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics
Author: David Toomey
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 039307837X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Time Travelers A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics Book Excerpt:

The story of physicists' quest to answer a mind-boggling question: How can we travel through time? Since H. G. Wells' 1895 classic The Time Machine, readers of science fiction have puzzled over the paradoxes of time travel. What would happen if a time traveler tried to change history? Would some force or law of nature prevent him? Or would his action produce a "new" history, branching away from the original?In the last decade of the twentieth century a group of theoretical physicists at the California Institute of Technology undertook a serious investigation of the possibility of pastward time travel, inspiring a serious and sustained study that engaged more than thirty physicists working at universities and institutes around the world.Many of the figures involved are familiar: Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne; others are names known mostly to physicists. These are the new time travelers, and this is the story of their work--a profoundly human endeavor marked by advances, retreats, and no small share of surprises. It is a fantastic journey to the frontiers of physics. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

Memoirs of a Time Traveler

Memoirs of a Time Traveler
Author: Doug Molitor
Publsiher: Third Street Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-17
ISBN: 1948142147
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of a Time Traveler Book Excerpt:

"You couldn't ask for a finer guide to the future -- or the past -- than Doug Molitor." -- Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H, Tootsie) In this fast-paced, thrilling journey through time, archaeologist David Preston comes into possession of a baseball supposedly signed by the legendary Ty Cobb in 1908, thanks to Ariyl Moro and her mysterious companion, Jon Ludlo. Except the ball tests out to be an impossible paradox. It was signed with a ballpoint pen (not invented until 1938) using ink that's several centuries older. But then, Ariyl and Ludlo aren't who they claim to be either. Ariyl, a voluptuous 6-foot-3 beauty, turns out to be a tourist from a 22nd century paradise where time travel is the latest craze. Unbeknownst to her, however, her traveling companion, Ludlo, is a psychopath whose thefts are starting to alter history. In a world were even small changes in the timeline can cause catastrophic consequences, Ludlo's actions may completely destroy the future. To stop Ludlo, David and Ariyl must solve a mystery involving Bronze Age swordsmen, modern-day Nazis, a steampunk world, Albert Einstein, some highly skeptical Founding Fathers, and a Golden Age Hollywood where the murder of a beloved movie star will spell doom for civilization.

Time Traveling with a Hamster

Time Traveling with a Hamster
Author: Ross Welford
Publsiher: Schwartz & Wade
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 0399551514
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Traveling with a Hamster Book Excerpt:

Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father’s life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father’s life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire—oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice.

TIME TRAVELER AND THE INFERNAL BASE From the Future Dimension to Area 51 and Dulce Base

TIME TRAVELER AND THE INFERNAL BASE From the Future Dimension to Area 51 and Dulce Base
Author: Maximillien de Lafayette
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN: 0359226965
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME TRAVELER AND THE INFERNAL BASE From the Future Dimension to Area 51 and Dulce Base Book Excerpt:

TIME-TRAVELER AND THE INFERNAL BASE-From the Future Dimension to Area 51 and Dulce Base-10th Edition. A publication of Times Square Press], New York. How should you read this book? As a documentary? A work of fiction? Or a factual account? Insiders know best. Although some passages from the book could appear as phantasmagoric and unrealistic depictions of events, the majority of its contents is based upon facts and events which occurred as described in the book. Of course, names were either camouflaged or altered in order to protect the identity of some officials who were part of this drama, whether their participation was accidental or voluntary. Nevertheless, the veracity of the accounts should not be denied or challenged, for the incidents which are presented to you did occur despite the facts that some events were dramatized. Area 51, Dulce Base, genetic programs, collaboration with non-terrestrial beings, and black ops can no longer be ignored or refuted.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine
Author: H. G. Wells
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1509845682
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Machine Book Excerpt:

A brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition of The Time Machine features an introduction by Dr Mark Bould. The Time Traveller finds himself in a verdant, seemingly idyllic landscape where he is greeted by the diminutive Eloi people. The Eloi are beautiful but weak and indolent, and the explorer is perplexed by their fear of the dark. He soon discovers the reason for their fear - the Eloi are not the only race to have inherited the earth. When his time machine disappears, the Time Traveller must descend alone into the subterranean tunnels of the Morlocks - a terrifying, carnivorous people who toil in darkness - to reclaim it.

The System of Antichrist

The System of Antichrist
Author: Charles Upton
Publsiher: Sophia Perennis
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780900588389
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The System of Antichrist Book Excerpt:

The System of Antichrist examines the present religious and cultural scene from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics and critiques the New Age spiritualities within their postmodern context. Its many references to Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon also help introduce these important but little-known 'traditionalist' thinkers. The book presents lore relating to the 'latter days' of the present cycle from the vantage point of comparative religion, drawing upon relevant doctrines from Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and the Native American traditions. It also speculates upon the social, psychic, and spiritual nature of that being known to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as the Antichrist, presenting him as both an individual and a system and warning those willing to be warned against the spiritual seduction and terror he represents, and against the regime which will be-and is-the social expression of that seduction and that terror. Finally, in tracing the roots of Antichrist in the fallen nature of man, the author sketches the particular quality of spirituality proper to apocalyptic times, the dangers it faces, the unique opportunities open to it. And along the way he describes his own course from the 'spiritual revolution' of the 1960s, through the world of New Age spiritualities, to the threshold of traditional esoterism and metaphysics. As he says, speaking of the angst that characterizes the modern world: 'The specific medicine for the shock of despair is the deeper shock of meaning. Nothing but the weight of eternity, breaking through the thin, brittle shell of the postmodern sky, can set us on our feet.'"

The Fascination with Unknown Time

The Fascination with Unknown Time
Author: Sibylle Baumbach,Lena Henningsen,Klaus Oschema
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 3319664387
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fascination with Unknown Time Book Excerpt:

This volume explores 'unknown time' as a cultural phenomenon, approaching past futures, unknown presents, and future pasts through a broad range of different disciplines, media, and contexts. As a phenomenon that is both elusive and fundamentally inaccessible, time is a key object of fascination. Throughout the ages, different cultures have been deeply engaged in various attempts to fill or make time by developing strategies to familiarize unknown time and to materialize and control past, present, or future time. Arguing for the perennial interest in time, especially in the unknown and unattainable dimension of the future, the contributions explore premodern ideas about eschatology and secular future, historical configurations of the perception of time and acceleration in fin-de-siècle Germany and contemporary Lagos, the formation of ‘deep time’ and ‘timelessness’ in paleontology and ethnographic museums, and the representation of time—past, present, and future alike—in music, film, and science fiction.

Wells Meets Deleuze

Wells Meets Deleuze
Author: Michael Starr
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-05-21
ISBN: 1476628874
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wells Meets Deleuze Book Excerpt:

The writings of H.G. Wells have had a profound influence on literary and cinematic depictions of the present and the possible future, and modern science fiction continues to be indebted to his “scientific romances,” such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Interpreted and adapted for more than a century, Wells’s texts have resisted easy categorization and are perennial subjects for emerging critical and theoretical perspectives. The author examines Wells’s works through the post-structuralist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Via this critical perspective, concepts now synonymous with science fiction—such as time travel, alien invasion and transhumanism—demonstrate the intrinsic relevance of Wells to the genre and contemporary thought.

The Atlas of Reality

The Atlas of Reality
Author: Robert C. Koons,Timothy Pickavance
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN: 1119116090
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlas of Reality Book Excerpt:

The Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics presents an extensive examination of the key topics, concepts, and guiding principles of metaphysics. Represents the most comprehensive guide to metaphysics available today Offers authoritative coverage of the full range of topics that comprise the field of metaphysics in an accessible manner while considering competing views Explores key concepts such as space, time, powers, universals, and composition with clarity and depth Articulates coherent packages of metaphysical theses that include neo-Aristotelian, Quinean, Armstrongian, and neo-Humean Carefully tracks the use of common assumptions and methodological principles in metaphysics

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
Author: Barry B. Luokkala
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 3030293939
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this book will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction. Praise for the first edition: "This journey from science fiction to science fact provides an engaging and surprisingly approachable read..." (Jen Jenkins, Journal of Science Fiction, Vol. 2 (1), September 2017)

Human Enhancements for Space Missions

Human Enhancements for Space Missions
Author: Konrad Szocik
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2020-08-07
ISBN: 3030420361
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Enhancements for Space Missions Book Excerpt:

This book presents a collection of chapters, which address various contexts and challenges of the idea of human enhancement for the purposes of human space missions. The authors discuss pros and cons of mostly biological enhancement of human astronauts operating in hostile space environments, but also ethical and theological aspects are addressed. In contrast to the idea and program of human enhancement on Earth, human enhancement in space is considered a serious and necessary option. This book aims at scholars in the following fields: ethics and philosophy, space policy, public policy, as well as biologists and psychologists.

Everywhere and Everywhen

Everywhere and Everywhen
Author: Nick Huggett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0195379519
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everywhere and Everywhen Book Excerpt:

This book, written for the general reader, explores the fundamental issues concerning the nature of time and space, and quantum mechanics. It shows how physics and philosophy work together to answer some of the deepest questions ever asked about the world.

Philosophical Letters of David K Lewis

Philosophical Letters of David K  Lewis
Author: David K. Lewis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 0192597612
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Letters of David K Lewis Book Excerpt:

David Kellogg Lewis (1941-2001) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He made significant contributions to almost every area of analytic philosophy including metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science, and set the agenda for various debates in these areas which carry on to this day. In several respects he remains a contemporary figure, yet enough time has now passed for historians of philosophy to begin to study his place in twentieth century thought. His philosophy was constructed and refined not just through his published writing, but also crucially through his life-long correspondence with fellow philosophers, including leading figures such as D.M. Armstrong, Saul Kripke, W.V. Quine, J.J.C. Smart, and Peter van Inwagen. His letters formed the undercurrent of his published work and became the medium through which he proposed many of his well-known theories and discussed a range of philosophical topics in depth. A selection of his vast correspondence over a 40-year period is presented here across two volumes. As metaphysics is arguably where Lewis made his greatest contribution, this forms the focus of Volume 1. Arranged under the broad areas of Causation, Modality, and Ontology, the letters offer an organic story of the origins, development, breadth, and depth of his metaphysics in its historical context, as well as a glimpse into the influence of his many interlocutors. This volume will be an indispensable resource for contemporary metaphysics and for those interested in the Lewisian perspective.

Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Michael Strauss,J. Richard Gott
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 1400888999
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to the Universe Book Excerpt:

An essential companion to the New York Times bestseller Welcome to the Universe Here is the essential companion to Welcome to the Universe, a New York Times bestseller that was inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course for non science majors that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton. This problem book features more than one hundred problems and exercises used in the original course—ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the original material and to learn to think like an astrophysicist. Whether you’re a student or teacher, citizen scientist or science enthusiast, your guided tour of the cosmos just got even more hands-on with Welcome to the Universe: The Problem Book. The essential companion book to the acclaimed bestseller Features the problems used in the original introductory astronomy course for non science majors at Princeton University Organized according to the structure of Welcome to the Universe, empowering readers to explore real astrophysical problems that are conceptually introduced in each chapter Problems are designed to stimulate physical insight into the frontier of astrophysics Problems develop quantitative skills, yet use math no more advanced than high school algebra Problems are often multipart, building critical thinking and quantitative skills and developing readers’ insight into what astrophysicists do Ideal for course use—either in tandem with Welcome to the Universe or as a supplement to courses using standard astronomy textbooks—or self-study Tested in the classroom over numerous semesters for more than a decade Prefaced with a review of relevant concepts and equations Full solutions and explanations are provided, allowing students and other readers to check their own understanding

Screening Characters

Screening Characters
Author: Johannes Riis,Aaron Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN: 0429749163
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Characters Book Excerpt:

Characters are central to our experiences of screened fictions and invite a host of questions. The contributors to Screening Characters draw on archival material, interviews, philosophical inquiry, and conceptual analysis in order to give new, thought-provoking answers to these queries. Providing multifaceted accounts of the nature of screen characters, contributions are organized around a series of important subjects, including issues of class, race, ethics, and generic types as they are encountered in moving image media. These topics, in turn, are personified by such memorable figures as Cary Grant, Jon Hamm, Audrey Hepburn, and Seul-gi Kim, in addition to avatars, online personalities, animated characters, and the ensembles of shows such as The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad.

Riddles of Existence A Guided Tour of Metaphysics

Riddles of Existence  A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
Author: Earl Conee,Theodore Sider
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2005-09-08
ISBN: 0191622680
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riddles of Existence A Guided Tour of Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

The questions of metaphysics are among the deepest and most puzzling. What is time? Am I free in my actions? What makes me the same person I was as a child? Why is there something rather than nothing? Riddles of Existence makes metaphysics genuinely accessible, even fun. Its lively, informal style brings the riddles to life and shows how stimulating they can be to think about. No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book: anyone wanting to think about life's most profound questions will find Riddles of Existence provocative and entertaining.