Time Travel Therapy

05.28.2020 - By Imaginary Worlds

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Time travel is one of my favorite genres, and it’s also my go-to daydream. But I’ve begun to wonder whether time travel fantasies are a psychologically unhealthy way of avoiding problems in the present, or a helpful way of putting the present moment into sharper focus. I talk with authors Charles Yu, Vandana Singh, and editor Ann VanderMeer about the themes of loss and love in time travel narratives. And professors Antonio Cordoba and Concepcion Carmen Cascajosa Virino explain how the Spanish sci-fi show Ministry of Time (a.k.a. El Ministerio del Tiempo) became a therapeutic outlet for a nation still processing a long history of trauma and disappointments. Featuring readings by actor Woody Fu.
The Time Traveler’s Almanac: A Time Travel Anthology
https://www.amazon.com/Time-Travelers-Almanac-Travel-Anthology/dp/0765374242
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
https://www.amazon.com/Live-Safely-Science-Fictional-Universe/dp/0307739457
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