Theres a certain subset of science fiction which deals with how one would react if they were suddenly transported either forwards or backwards in time. The device can range from magic to strange physics to suspended animation to software simulation but the main gist of the story is to focus on the persons realisation and adaptation to this unexpected time travel event.
Most time travel stories focus on one of the following scenarios:
- Someone from the present is transported into the past
- Someone from the past is transported into the present
- Someone from the present is transported into the future
- Someone from the future is transported into the present
and more rarely:
- Someone from the future is transported into the past
- Someone from the past is transported into the future
I was wondering what people thought were some things they loved and hated about how different books dealt with this phenomena.
One thing which I’ve always been rather peeved about is how dumb and stubborn minded they seem to make people from the past transported into the present. It seems to me that sure the first few days would be kind of scary but it wouldn’t take long to get them up to speed about the process of science and technology and have them accepting modern life. Also, the insistance of people from the present being transported into the past/future that this is all some massive hoax and they’re on candid camera far after any reasonable thinking man should have accepted what has happened.