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So little dudes, are we set to give this blog on time travelling.
Well done Tink, indeed there is.
No. Not quite. But….
When it comes to time travel….
There’s three types.
1 Time machine travel.
2 Time slip travel
3 Being a time traveller.
Time machine travel involves having some kind of machine that can transport us back to a particular time. It’s a device that needs little explanation so it’s a popular method when it comes to whizzing characters back and forth.
Now do we know of any famous examples of books or films?
Isn’t’ that good?
Not exactly. But yes. I think we could cite
Back To The Future, Doctor Who, Timecop, the hysterical
…love 12 Monkeys…
and HG Wells, classic The Time Machine as examples of time machine travel.
Indeed I think we can credit H G Well with popularizing the concept of time travelling. That simple title penned by him is now used to refer to such vehicle, thus paving the way for all the books, movies and TV programs that followed. He convinced such a thing could be made AND it could work too. In case it doesn’t, films like Timecop, Terminator—another love —
and 12 Monkeys are set in the future where we accept things will be very different given technological advances.
So well done dudes.
Now can we move to time slip travel?
What do we know about time slip travel?
Exactly. It is a paranormal phenomenon in which a person, or group of people, seem to either travel through time via unknown means.
So Tink there could well be out of here. But then she could come back.
Often in timeslip travel there’s some kind of portal the characters pass through. Whether they can find it again or not on the other side is up to the author!
Now do we know of any famous timeslip films, books TV series?
Dudes????!!!!! You are doing me proud today. Well done. I knew you would.
Timeslip IS a very good example of a film of that kind.
Then we have books like Outlander and Tv series like
which I adored.
which I also adored could count as a time slip, the interesting thing being that there wasn’t a portal as such, there was an island which could be moved..as islands can be…and it led to characters being flashed everywhere.
However, this medium is also popular for writers as it takes care of the business of transportation.
This brings us to the third type of time travel, that is where the character is a time traveller. We know Doctor Who is a time lord and traveller but he does have a machine. A real time traveller has no machine and there is no portal.
think having some kind of disorder, perhaps genetic, or perhaps a curse, whatever, but because of that disorder you have no control of the time flashes.
There’s not a lot of fiction, films, or series with actual time travellers. This one I liked because it keeps the notion small scale in that you can only go back within your own lifetime to your own life.
My new heroine is a time traveller and it was actually very difficult to get her past my editor without some kind of portal because the suspension of belief required is the biggest out of the three…which I am only starting to realize now I start googling time travellers.
I know. But I did get her past after some rigorous editing. But I did have a lot of fun writing her discovering she is actually a time traveller and leaving her clueless in a strange land for a while about how she can control her ability. Oh, and find the one thing that will control it. Love. It’s all we need.
In 898 AD she wasn’t just from another land.
Wrecking a marriage is generally no problem for the divorce obtaining, Lady Malice Mallender. But she faces a dilemma when she’s asked to ruin her own. Just how businesslike should she remain when the marriage was never consummated and kissing her husband leads to Sin–a handsome Viking who wants her for a bed slave in name only?
She came from another time.
Viking raider Sin Gudrunsson wants one thing. To marry his childhood sweetheart. Only she’s left him before, so he needs to keep her on her toes, and a bed slave, in name only, seems just the thing. Until he meets Malice.
One kiss is all it takes to flash between two worlds
But when one kiss is no longer enough, which will it be? Regency London? Or Viking Norway? Will Malice learn what governs the flashes? Can Sin?
Where worlds collide can love melt the iciest heart?
Coming July 29th.