By Natalia Autenrieth via Iris.xyz

I just finished an interesting book called “Time Travel: A History” by James Gleick.  It is a well-written amalgamation of the history of time travel in Western literature, starting with H. G. Wells’ classic, “The Time Machine.”

Since Well’s novel pre-dated Einstein’s theories by almost a decade, he was not aware that time is relative to each observer.  A space traveler would experience time slowing down as they accelerated towards the speed of light.

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