ARTWORK by Simon Fetscher

Time travel stories stress me. I am not kidding. I have a hard time finishing these stories. I’m not sure why they get to me so much. There is something about the uncertainty of them that freaks me out.

I also think that a lot of time travel books fall more in the fantasy realm where the travel is done via magic like in Outlander. But there are a few that I’d recommend that lean more towards the sci-fi realms.

a rip through time kelley armstrong

At this point I’ll follow Kelley Armstrong anywhere she wants to take me. Urban fantasy? Ok. Contemporary crime fiction in the Yukon wilderness? Absolutely riveting. (Seriously, read her Rockton series.) So I trusted her with a story about a modern police detective who gets taken back in time into the body of a Scottish maid.

I started this on audio but I had to switch to reading it. It was stressing me out too much to take the time the savor the audio. I did better once she was able to confide in someone. That took the edge off of it for me.

This plays with putting a trained modern detective in the household of a man who is starting to discover the earliest rudiments of forensics. There are going to be more books in this series and I will read more.

The Chronicles of Saint Mary’s series follows a group of time-traveling historians. They go back in time to watch events as they happen. Something always goes wrong.

I read several of the books in this series and then I wandered off and don’t think I ever finished. I enjoyed them though until at one point they were stuck in the prehistoric past with dinosaurs and I lost interest.

I read 1632 a long time ago. In this series a West Virginia town is transported to Germany in 1632. The people of the town have to try to find a way to survive in the political upheaval of the area at that time.

This turns into a sprawling story with so many subplots that it was really hard to keep it all straight. I eventually gave up. A look at Goodreads shows that there are now 74 primary works in the 1632 Universe. They are broken down into different storylines so a new reader can figure out where to start.