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9th Jan '17 5:37:54 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer'' speculates that LeonardoDaVinci may have been a Leonard Vincent who attempted to time travel 500 years.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer'' speculates that LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci may have been a Leonard Vincent who attempted to time travel 500 years.
25th Nov '16 1:45:09 AM PaulA
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* Brought later full circle with ''To Bring The Light'' by DavidDrake, which is bound with ''Lest Darkness Fall'' in some editions. In this story a woman from Justinian Era Rome gets sent back to the founding of Rome and must use the inventions of later Rome to help found it...

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* Brought later full circle with ''To Bring The the Light'' by DavidDrake, Creator/DavidDrake, which is bound with ''Lest Darkness Fall'' in some editions. In this story a woman from Justinian Era Rome gets sent back to the founding of Rome and must use the inventions of later Rome to help found it...
9th Oct '16 2:27:37 PM Phys101
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* ''Yesterday's Flight'' by Martyn Ellington has a Boeing 737 airliner come off course through Yosemite National Park, resulting in its flight through an electrical storm. On the other side, Captain David Padel finds that his instruments have failed and the GPS cannot pick up satellites. After circling for some time, the aircraft lands with nearly no fuel remaining, and the passengers settle in for rescue. Everything goes downhill after Padel comes back from a reconaissence walk claiming to have located the body of a T-Rex... Meanwhile, in the present day, Chief Air Crash Investigator Bruce Ackland is on his way to Death Valley to find out why a section of an airliner's tailplane has been dug up embedded in a 65 million year old fossil...

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* ''Yesterday's Flight'' by Martyn Ellington has a Boeing 737 airliner come off course through Yosemite National Park, resulting in its flight through an electrical storm. On the other side, Captain David Padel finds that his instruments have failed and the GPS cannot pick up satellites. After circling for some time, the aircraft lands with nearly no fuel remaining, and the passengers settle in for rescue. Everything goes downhill after Padel comes back from a reconaissence walk claiming to have located the body of a T-Rex... [[MeanwhileInTheFuture Meanwhile, in the present day, day]], Chief Air Crash Investigator Bruce Ackland is on his way to Death Valley to find out why a section of an airliner's tailplane has been dug up embedded in a 65 million year old fossil...
3rd Sep '16 2:12:45 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'', Will ends up sent back in time to decades in Meridian's past, long before Phobos' rise to power, and on top of that is also [[FountainOfYouth regressed to childhood]] and [[BalefulPolymorph changed into some kind of hybrid]].
30th Jul '16 1:03:11 PM nombretomado
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* Nimue Alban's situation in DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series lacks time travel, but otherwise fits perfectly. Nimue (or rather a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with her personality) is awoken in the last human world of Safehold, which has been trapped in MedievalStasis for almost a millennium thanks to its [[AGodAmI delusional]] founders. Nimue's objective is to undo this and bring humanity back into the era of space travel. Many details listed in the description are averted, since robots can't get sick, and Nimue has to learn Safeholdian English before she can venture out among its people.

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* Nimue Alban's situation in DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series lacks time travel, but otherwise fits perfectly. Nimue (or rather a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with her personality) is awoken in the last human world of Safehold, which has been trapped in MedievalStasis for almost a millennium thanks to its [[AGodAmI delusional]] founders. Nimue's objective is to undo this and bring humanity back into the era of space travel. Many details listed in the description are averted, since robots can't get sick, and Nimue has to learn Safeholdian English before she can venture out among its people.
15th Jul '16 3:08:59 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, this is a main plot point of the story.
2nd Jul '16 12:01:18 PM Xlsfd
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** Sheriff Toothpick from the same game is also stuck in the Wild West. [[spoiler: He gets sentenced to building the railroad, goes deaf and is killed when a train he didn't hear coming runs him over.]]
13th Jun '16 12:27:14 AM Dravencour
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* ''Feng Shui 2'', the upcoming new edition to ''TabletopGame/FengShui'', features Pop-Up Junctures, temporary portals to other places in time. Unlike the four established junctures, the Netherworld portals leading to pop-up junctures only stay open for a limited time, and thus there is a very real chance of getting stranded in another time if you don't make it back to the portal before it closes.

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* ''Feng Shui 2'', the upcoming new edition to ''TabletopGame/FengShui'', features Pop-Up Junctures, temporary portals to other places in time. Unlike the four established junctures, the Netherworld portals leading to pop-up junctures only stay open for a limited time, and thus there is a very real chance of getting stranded in another time if you don't make it back to the portal before it closes.
10th Jun '16 12:11:31 AM Tron80
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[SpaceMarine Khnemu]] was trapped in the past, but he wasn't aware of it -he thought he was trapped in another dimension- and he didn't try to change the timeline since he intended to lie low and merely survive. However his actions -mentoring Shinji Ikari- ''changed'' the past.
6th Jun '16 12:33:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...
* The ''Assiti Shards'' milieu by EricFlint and others. Cast-off shards of transdimensional alien "art" bombard Earth and transpose large chunks of it with other times and places. Several alternate histories are planned in this meta-setting, including ''Time Spike'' (several separate Shard events deposit a modern maximum security prison, the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, a band of conquistadors, and multiple pre-Columbian Indian settlements into the Cretaceous), ''1776'' (the armies of George Washington and Frederick the Great both find themselves in ancient Rome during the Crisis of the Third Century), and ''By Any Other Name'' (the Assiti themselves make unwilling contact with Elizabethan England), but only two has seen any publishing. The first one has, however, seen a lot:

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* ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...
* The ''Assiti Shards'' milieu by EricFlint Creator/EricFlint and others. Cast-off shards of transdimensional alien "art" bombard Earth and transpose large chunks of it with other times and places. Several alternate histories are planned in this meta-setting, including ''Time Spike'' (several separate Shard events deposit a modern maximum security prison, the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, a band of conquistadors, and multiple pre-Columbian Indian settlements into the Cretaceous), ''1776'' (the armies of George Washington and Frederick the Great both find themselves in ancient Rome during the Crisis of the Third Century), and ''By Any Other Name'' (the Assiti themselves make unwilling contact with Elizabethan England), but only two has seen any publishing. The first one has, however, seen a lot:
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