I like to talk about time travel. Like, a lot. In fact, I’m writing a book about it. One of the most difficult aspects of any time travel discussion is making sure that we are all on the same page when we’re talking about it. Time travel takes a lot of different forms and each of those forms has its own various properties. So I thought it’d be a good idea to put together a series of posts to go over some basic information about time travel and hopefully make talking about it a little easier (Yes, it’s just the 2 main posts plus index and glossary so far, but there may be more to come). And hey, if you like what you’re reading and you want to see it in way more depth, you should check out The Chronoversal Compendium when it comes out next year!
I also want to point out, in-depth discussions of time travel require some vocabulary that hasn’t really been properly standardized yet. So in a lot of places, I kinda have to make up words myself. The result is a lot of terms with the prefix chrono- (from the Greek for “time”), bringing to mind the scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp where Scott says “Do you guys just put quantum in front of everything?” I’d apologize, but it’s really the fault of 100 years of sci-fi writers not coming to a consensus on this.