I can’t say time-travel is one of my favourite things although I do sometimes think it would be wonderful to ‘beam me up, Scottie’ to get to another country rather than go through all the hassle of airports and sitting on a plane for many hours. Recently, I’ve had a few encounters with time travel in novels. What seems to be trend for time-travellers is that their clothes are behind the times and the give-away.
In The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Henry keeps arriving in new time zones naked. The reason given for this is so that his clothes do not give him away. He needs to find attire for the time he’s visiting.
The Duelling Worlds by Sam Riverbanks has a Malian/Cumbran visit the 20th century in dated clothing.
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Sam Riverbanks has lived in London for over 20 years and works in computer, having trained as an aeronautical engineer. The Duelling Worlds is his first novel. It was first self-published as an ebook in 2016. He was a member of Harrow Writers’ Circle until it closed.