Why Are We So Obsessed with Time Travel?

October 9, 2016

James Gleick is a science writer with a particular interest in the cultural impact of technology. He's written a number of best-selling books, including "The Information," "Faster," and "Chaos." And Gleick's just come out with a mind-bending book called "Time Travel: A History."



I strongly disagree with this story. The first time travel story, and also the first alternative future story, was in fact written in 1843 by Charles Dickens. It's called A Christmas Carol. I think this author needs to check his facts!