Traveling back in time is one of those subjects I've thought about ever since I can remember - or at least, ever since I first heard about it which was probably back in elementary school. It sounded so cool being able to visit another time when there were castles and moats and knights and druids and everyone rode a horse (or so I imagined). Later I fantasized going back to the Regency period of England, which also happens to be one of the best dressed, imo, or the civil war period, or perhaps the wild west...
Fast forward to many years later, having read a lot more books and seen a lot more movies, I decided that time travel could have unforeseen effects, as in history changing, and would probably not be as much fun as I thought. This after reading Connie Willis' The Doomsday Book, in which a woman travels back to the 14th century, but misses her mark and ends up arriving just in time for the plague. My fantasy of going back in time was pretty much ruined, because really, when you think about it, time-traveling would likely be uncomfortable, dirty, inconvenient, and downright dangerous.
Which is pretty much what happens in West of Paradise.
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Are you as enamored of the idea of Time Travel as I am? Would you really take the chance on going back to some previous era, or would prefer to go back as an observor (which reminds me of Fringe...remember that guy?) There are a few other tv shows and movies that have played with the concept of time travel and done it well. Star Trek especially, but I also recall SG1 doing well with this theme. Those were some pretty awesome episodes.