One of the few running gags I have here at the Spotlight is the problem with time travel stories where messing about with time is the central theme as opposed to just using it as an excuse to set a story in the past or future. Time paradoxes, time travel theory, multiverse theory…it’s all very confusing and often very annoying. It’s convinced me that the only reason I know time travel will never happen is the fact we all still exist and having been wiped out of existence. Yet.
Author John C. Wright offers up a great commentary about the inherent problem with time travel stories, including his own, showing example of writers actually getting it right. I found this one through Bleeding Fool but I would rather link to the original so long as the website is usable.