I recently read Time Travel: A History by James Gleick.
It’s not a science fiction story by itself. Instead, it’s a wide-ranging analysis of time travel in fiction and popular thought — and well worth a read.
ARQ is how you do a cool time-travel film on a budget. (It’s available on Netflix; I recommend it.)
In a structural sense, it reminds me of the plot of Achron, albeit with a much smaller scope.
I’ll be spoiling the whole thing, so I hope you watch it first.
It was… not great. Not as terrible as I think many of the critics said it was, but not great.
And I think they missed a big opportunity to make the movie much more interesting than a standard “we should destroy Skynet first!” plot.
So, let’s have at it.
I read a Star Trek novel focused on time travel lately, and it was a blast. The book is titled “Watching The Clock,” with the heading of Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations.
The prose is light, but the ideas are dense. It’s worth a read.
And, yes, spoilers.