The best books about time travel
Spanning genres and continents, Jean Menzies shares some of her favourite books about time travel, from tales of redemption to murder mysteries.
‘Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.’ Or so says Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. When I think time travel, I think science-fiction. And when I think science-fiction I think The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But the more I mulled it over the more I started to realise how the most impactful time travel novels I’ve read traverse so much more than traditional hard science-fiction. In fact, the time travel genre as I’m now going to call it might be one of the most relatable genres of literature, encompassing the full range of human emotions and experiences. Let me prove it to you.