Time Travel

There are many different kinds of time travel story templates:

  • travel to the past with the intent to change it
  • travel to the past to prevent it from being changed
  • travel to the past as a tourist
  • travel to the future
  • travel from the future

I’m sure you can name more.

Interacting with Time may have different rules:

  • you change the timeline and it affects your present (Back to the Future)
  • there is only one timeline, ever (The Time-Traveler’s Wife)
  • you can go back and try again if you messed up (Alex Wayfare, Recursion)
  • you only get one chance
  • grandfather paradoxes will happen
  • grandfather paradoxes won’t happen

What is your favorite kind of time travel?