Time travel movies and books

23 May 2017


Fiction that plays with time seems to stick with me. Whether this is because it appeals to my tendency to think of the future in pluralistic terms or not, I’m not sure. All I know is I like ’em.

Books from recent years:

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • Unhappenings by Edward Aubry
  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (okay, this was 2003, but it’s a modern classic. Forget the movie ever happened.) 

Movies from recent years:

  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • About Time
  • Looper
  • Age of Adeline
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Source Code
  • Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U

And how can we forget:

  • Back to the Future
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Terminator andTerminator 2: Judgment Day

For bonus points: consider Vox explain different types of time travel (static, variable, multiverse) in the context of Game of Thrones



About the author 

Sonnie Bailey

In his spare time, Sonnie likes telling people that he’s a former Olympic power walker, a lion tamer, or that he is an orthodontist. He is none of those things. In reality, Sonnie is a financial planner based in Christchurch. Through his business, Fairhaven Wealth (www.fairhavenwealth.co.nz), he provides independent, advice-only, fixed-fee financial planning services. Sonnie is a “recovering lawyer”: he has specialised in trusts and personal client work. He has also worked as a financial services lawyer for many years.

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