A Brief History of Time Travel Literature

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu, 2010 – Mechanical

In Yu’s meta-science fictional novel, the protagonist (also called Charles Yu) is a time machine repairman who lives in his own time machine. Like many protagonists of time travel novels, he catches himself in a time loop by shooting his future self, and tries to escape his own self-inflicted fate by cycling through time-space, while reflecting on his life, always trying to “keep stalling, see how long you can keep expanding the infinitely expandable moment.”