aka In Times Like These: A Time Travel Adventure
Literature 2013. Written by Nathan Van Coops.
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1A.S.P.BBBTransportationTime Travel

Also known as Anchor Shot Pro, Dr. Quickly's special camera that he uses to track anchor objects.

2The Academy of Temporal SciencesBBBEducationSchools-Science/Technology

The Academy of Temporal Sciences
Also known as ATS, the time travel academy that Guy and Lawrence attend in the future, shut down in the 2160s.

3The Alcubierre DriveBBBTransportationTime Travel

The Alcubierre Drive
Device that Ben finds details about in Dr. Quickley's journal.

4Carson's Backyard School of Time TravelBBBEducationSchools-Science/Technology

Carson's Backyard School of Time Travel
Joke Carson makes about staying behind with Robbie when the group splits up.

5Channel 8BBBTelevisionTV News

Channel 8
TV station with local news program that reports on serial arsonist / serial killer Elton Stenger.

6ChronometerBBBTransportationTime Travel

Dr. Quickly's watch-like device that he uses to travel through time.

7DegravitizerBBBTransportationTime Travel

Also known as DG. Device that cleans objects of gravitites.

8The Fuller Hall DebatesBBBEventsContests

The Fuller Hall Debates
Event Lawrence mentions, where Dr. Quickly blew all other major temporal physicists out of the water.

9GravitizerBBBTransportationTime Travel

Device that infuses objects with gravitites.

10The GridBBBMediaWebsites

The Grid
Satellite system programming for time travelers that Lawrence tells Ben and his friends about.

11The Journal of Dr Harold QuicklyBBBLiteratureBooks

The Journal of Dr Harold Quickly
Dr. Harold Quickly, temporal physics researcher at the St. Petersburg Temporal Studies Society.

12The Law Offices of Waters and KramerBBBLegal AidLaw Firms

The Law Offices of Waters and Kramer
Wooden sign in car that Ben sees when Malcolm takes him to the impound lot.

13MFDBBBTechnology ProductsElectronics

Mym's multi-function device for time travelers.

14Minute MartBBBRetailGas Stations

Minute Mart
Gas station where Ben runs into serial arsonist / serial killer Elton Stenger.

15St. Petersburg Temporal Studies SocietyBBBResearch InstitutesInstitutes

St. Petersburg Temporal Studies Society
Local institute where Benjamin and his friends go looking for answers in 1985.

16St. Petersburg TimesBBBPeriodicalsNewspaper Times

St. Petersburg Times
Local newspaper in St. Petersburg.

17Temporal SpectrometerBBBTransportationTime Travel

Temporal Spectrometer
Malcolm's beepy thing, which he uses to track particles displaced in time.

18TittiesBBBTransportationTime Travel

Guy's nickname for time travelers, because one of his school professors used to abbreviate Travelers in Time to T.I.T.

19August 3, 1984Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

August 3, 1984
Per Dr. Quickly's journal, time traveler Guy Friday hangs out at the Green Dragon Tavern on Fridays, from August 1984 to 1988.

20August 10, 1984Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

August 10, 1984
Per Dr. Quickly's journal, time traveler Guy Friday hangs out at the Green Dragon Tavern on Fridays, from August 1984 to 1988.

21August 17, 1984Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

August 17, 1984
Per Dr. Quickly's journal, time traveler Guy Friday hangs out at the Green Dragon Tavern on Fridays, from August 1984 to 1988.

22August 24, 1984Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

August 24, 1984
Per Dr. Quickly's journal, time traveler Guy Friday hangs out at the Green Dragon Tavern on Fridays, from August 1984 to 1988.

23August 31, 1984Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

August 31, 1984
Per Dr. Quickly's journal, time traveler Guy Friday hangs out at the Green Dragon Tavern on Fridays, from August 1984 to 1988.

24December 29, 1985Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

December 29, 1985
Ben and his friends Carson, Robbie, Blake and Francesca arrive in the past.

25December 30, 1985Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

December 30, 1985
Ben and his friends clean up Robbie's grandfather's yard, to repay him for letting them stay in his house.

26January 1, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 1, 1986
Wednesday. Malcolm takes Ben to the police impound lot to see the GMC Savana prisoner transport van from 2009.

27January 2, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 2, 1986
Thursday. Ben's friend Robbie meets his four year old self when his mother visits his grandfather's house.

28January 3, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 3, 1986
Friday. Ben and his friends meet Dr. Quickly at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.

29January 4, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 4, 1986
Saturday. Robbie's family departs on their cruise. Ben and his friends start learning about time zones from Dr. Quickly.

30January 5, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 5, 1986
Sunday. Second day of Dr. Quickly time travel lessons for Ben and his friends.

31January 6, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 6, 1986
Monday. Third day of Dr. Quickly's time travel lessons for Ben and his friends. Ben travels forward in time 30 seconds for the first time.

32January 7, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 7, 1986
Tuesday. Robbie stays behind when his friends return for more lessons with Dr. Quickly. The gang ends the day with drinks at The 49th Street Mining Company. Ben returns to the past after screwing up his future jump, finding himself face to face with a serial killer at the Minute Mart gas station.

33January 8, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 8, 1986
Wednesday. Dr. Quickly takes Ben and his friends, minus Robbie, to the suburbs to practice time jumping. Ben screws up, jumping 12 hours back to the night before instead of 30 minutes into the future. He eventually rejoins his friends, before heading back to Mr. Cameron's house.

34January 9, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 9, 1986
Thursday. Dr. Quickly continues his time travel lessons for Ben and his friends, until his daughter Mym shows up. Mr. Cameron has a stroke. While at the hospital, Ben and his friends see news report that Dr. Quickly's lab is on fire. Ben and Carson go back in time a few hours to discover the cause of the fire and run into a younger version of Dr. Quickly, as well as serial arsonist / serial killer Elton Stenger. Later, future versions of Ben, Blake and Francesca return to kill Stenger, though their plan falls apart, leaving Blake shot and Francesca taken captive. After blinking away to May of 1999 and being trained by an alternate version of himself, Ben returns to save the day and kill Stenger by highway overpass.

35January 10, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 10, 1986
Friday. Ben and his friends regroup at Mr. Cameron's house, deciding to split up.

36January 11, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

January 11, 1986
Saturday. Ben, Blake and Francesca head back to the future, traveling to December 15, 1986, using one of Dr. Quickly's anchor objects, a bike handle. Later that day, future versions of them return, along with Dr. Quickly and Mym, after coming back to kill Stenger. Then, they leave, blinking back to their own time stream on March 18, 2009.

37December 15, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

December 15, 1986
Monday. Ben, Blake and Francesca time jump from Mr. Cameron's house in January 1986, arriving in New England in December 1986. After Consulting Dr. Quickly's journal, they head to the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston to find time traveler Guy Friday. Advised by the bartender that Guy only visits on Fridays, the gang time jumps to Friday.

38December 19, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

December 19, 1986
Friday. Ben, Blake and Francesca meet time traveling alcoholic douchebag Guy Friday, and his brother Lawrence, who tell them about the future.

39December 20, 1986Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

December 20, 1986
Ben, Blake and Francesca wake up in Guy and Lawrence's Boston apartment to find they've been robbed - Francesca's backpack and chronometer are missing. The friends fly to Minot, North Dakota, where they rent a car and drive to Scobey, Montana, in search of the toolbox in one of Dr. Quickly's anchor photographs.

40May 2, 1989Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

May 2, 1989
After using the toolbox anchor at the Montana ranch, Ben, Blake and Francesca arrive in the future, where they meet Mym and Cowboy Bob, who agree to take them to November 17, 1999 on his hot air balloon.

41May 3, 1989Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

May 3, 1989
Ben, Blake and Francesca have a brief stopover at Cowboy Bob's Montana ranch, where Connie fixes them a snack and they steal Cowboy Bob's guns as part of their plan to kill Stenger in the past.

42June 11, 1989Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

June 11, 1989
While perusing Dr. Quickly's jump anchor cubbies, Ben discovers a copper apple, along with a photograph of a bowl of metallic fruit, labeled "Fiona's dining room - June 11, 1989."

43June 18, 1989Dates20th Century: 80sEvents

June 18, 1989
While perusing Dr. Quickly's jump anchor cubbies, Ben discovers a pair of shoes, along with a photograph of a ladies shoe display, labeled "Harrods of London - June 18, 1989."

44May 20, 1990Dates20th Century: 90sEvents

May 20, 1990
While perusing Dr. Quickly's jump anchor cubbies, Ben discovers a turtle shell, along with a photograph of a living turtle surrounded by rolling desert hills, labeled "10 minute window - For use when all hope is lost.", in Ben's handwriting. Ben later uses the tortoise shell anchor to blinks away from the fire on January 9, 1986 to May 20, 1990, where he finds a small shack in the middle of nowhere.

45May 21, 1990Dates20th Century: 90sEvents

May 21, 1990
Ben meets Benji, an older, alternate version of himself, who begins training him to use his chronometer to its full potential. Benji disappears later that day.

46May 22, 1990Dates20th Century: 90sEvents

May 22, 1990
Benji returns to finish training Ben. Ben leaves, returning to the day of the fire on January 9, 1986 to kill Stenger.

47November 17, 1999Dates20th Century: 90sEvents

November 17, 1999
Cowboy Bob, Mym, Ben, Blake and Francesca travel from 1989 to 1999 in Cowboy Bob's hot air balloon, where they spend the night and recharge.

48November 18, 1999Dates20th Century: 90sEvents

November 18, 1999
Cowboy Bob, Mym, Ben, Blake and Francesca travel from 1999 to 2009 in Cowboy Bob's hot air balloon.

49March 18, 2009Dates21st Century: 00sEvents

March 18, 2009
After going back to 1986 to kill Stenger, Ben, Blake, Francesca, Dr. Quickly and Mym blink back to their main time stream in 2009.

50June 10, 2009Dates21st Century: 00sEvents

June 10, 2009
Ben's story begins on June 10, 2009 during his softball game, when a lightning strike during a thunder storm transports Ben and his friends back to December 1985. After an adventure through the past, the gang returns later that night to a changed timeline.

51August 20, 2009Dates21st Century: 00sEvents

August 20, 2009
Ben, Blake and Francesca return to Cowboy Bob's Montana ranch after their failed attempt to get back to where they started on June 10, 2009, where they learn about different time streams and the fractal universe.

52April 10, 2072Dates21st Century: 30s and upEvents

April 10, 2072
Time traveler Valerie Terraveccia in Dr. Quickly's journal places her in Port Hyacinth.

539th StreetMapTransit RoutesStreets

9th Street
Address of the baseball field where Ben and his friends get transported to the past.

54LVR17MapWorldsMiscellaneous Places

Time stream where Ben and his friends never traveled to the past.

55The NeverwhereMapWorldsMiscellaneous Places

The Neverwhere
According to Benji, Neverwhere is where you go when you stop existing in time.


Benji: Dying ain't the worst thing that can happen to a man.

57Cowboy BobOtherQuotesQuotes

Cowboy Bob
Cowboy Bob: The sky never hurt anybody. It's hitting the ground that gets you.

58Dr. QuicklyOtherQuotesQuotes

Dr. Quickly
Dr. Quickly: You can't change the past. You can only choose where you want to live.

59Elton StengerOtherCriminalsSerial Killers

Elton Stenger
Serial arsonist / serial killer transported to 1985 along with Ben and his friends. News Channel 8: "Today was the conclusion of the eight month trial of Elton Stenger, the man accused of murdering fourteen people in a series of vicious car bombings and shootings throughout the state of Florida. Judge Alan Waters ruled today that Stenger be convicted, and serve fourteen consecutive life sentences, a record number for the state of Florida. Stenger is being transported today into federal custody and will be tried in the state of New York for three additional murders."


Unique particles Dr. Quickly discovers that enable your body and clothing to make the transition through the time gate.

61JourneymenOtherCriminalsCriminal Organizations

Mob from the future that cracks down on time travelers.

62Untitled OtherThemesWolf


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