Don’t Change the Past

  • Damien Broderick
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


The most lucid book on black holes and time warps, published by Professor Kip Thorne in 1994, is titled, unsurprisingly, Black Holes and Time Warps, and remains both enjoyable and authoritative more than 20 years later. Startlingly, perhaps, the final chapter is titled “Wormholes and Time Machines,” and Thorne is careful to provide a footnote taking responsibility for writing the book “solely from my own personal viewpoint” (483). It is a rich resource on the foundations of both topics, and has some detailed and clearly illustrated accounts of possible time machines.

References to Science Sources, Shown Chronologically

  1. John Gribbin: White Holes: Cosmic Gushers in the Universe (Paladin, 1977)Google Scholar
  2. Kip S. Thorne: Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (London: Picador, 1994)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damien Broderick
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  1. 1.San AntonioUSA

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