Time Travel in Fiction

Time Travel in Fiction
The first written stories of time travel began in 700 B.C.E. The first recorded story was called Story of Raivata in the Mahabharata. At first the stories were about going forward in time and not going back. Backwards time travel seems to be a relatively modern concept. One of the earliest stories of backwards time travel was written in 1733 called: Memoirs of the Twentieth Century, by Samuel Madden. Today time travel is seen in the TV show Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and many other things as well.dodd_doctor_who_tardis_talking_cookie_jar_closed.jpg

Time Machines
Time machines are what someone's view of what a time machine would look like. Like in Doctor Who, a time machine is a bigger on the inside police phone box from the 50s. Also from Doctor Who, a vortex manipulator, that is slightly like a watch, is a time machine. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a time machine is a small hour glass on a necklace. All time machines have rules though, along with the story. In Doctor Who, time machines can go anywhere, and anywhen in time and space. From the creation of the universe, to the death of it. In Harry Potter, you can only time travel as much as you turn the time turner. One turn equals one hour, so you can't go too far back in time. Also with the time turner, you can only travel in time, not space, so if you go back in time you stay in the same place. In Back to the Future, a time machine is a car, that can only time travel if you reach a certain speed. Everybody has their own take on time machines and time travel.

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