This is a time machine, it does just one thing, it goes backwards or forward in time, it operates in a fashion much like H. G. Wells time machine does, it just sits there and moves forward or backwards in time, it moves with whatever landmass is underneath it. The principle of the time machines movement in time is that of a time warp. A single timewarp delivers the time machine and a certain amount of space around it from one point in time to another. The time machine can project 15 time warp bubbles around itself every second as observed by the time traveler and his passengers. In between time warps the time machine is moving forward in time along with the rest of the Universe. When the time machine occupies the same space as another object, it displaces that object into the future past the duration of time the machine spends moving forward in time with the rest of the Universe. The time traveler is only aware of time spend between time warps, time warps themselves are instantaneous jumps from one point in time to the next, and the effect for the time traveler and any observers in the timeline is of a film moving fast forwards or backwards. For the obsever the time machine occupies a space for only 1/15th of a second, and is barely perceptible. The time ratios, that is the rate at which the time machine moves forward or backwards in time are as follows: 1:1 This is how we normally experience the Universe when we are not in a time machine. The time machine is basically sitting there waiting to be used, it has a chronometer which keeps track of time however, it basically runs on the modern calender that is it assumes a leap year for every 4th year except for every century year that is not evenly divisible by 400, that is the years 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, 900, 1000, 1100, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1800, and 1900 AD are not leap years, but the years 0, 400, 800, 1200, 1600, and 2000 AD are. The chronometer keeps track of time down to the 1/15th of a second, its display looks something like this: 000,000,002,009:09:04:13:34:09:02 AD The range of dates are from 013,764,539,528:11:13:06:27:42:13 BC which is the moment of the Big Bang to 999,999,999,999:12:31:23:59:59:14 AD The format of the date is the first 12 digits with comma seperators are the year, next comes : Month : Day : Hour : Minute : Second : 1/15th of a second and AD or BC. The time machine moves through time in the following manner, to reach a certain time ratio, the time machine must spend 10 subjective seconds each in all the time ratios between the current one and the one desired. There is a maximum cruising speed of either + or - one year per second which is indicated in the following time ratios, at this rate, it takes 16 minutes and 40 seconds to cross a millenium, about 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds to cross 1 million years. So the only commonality between all these stories is this Wellsian style time machine, how it comes into being, who built it or where or when it came from is up to you. You have a free hand in determining what sort of time travel stories you want to use this machine it. H.G. Wells already wrote one Time Travel Story called the Time Machine, what can you come up with? Notes: on the chronologic speeds of the Time Machine, The specific passenger and cargo carrying capacity of the time machine is up to the writer. Good luck! After the first ratio of 1:1, we also have -1:1, which means the time machine jumps back in time 1/15th of a second then spends 1/15th of a second in the normal time stream then jumps back 1/15th of a second again, you could call this the Pause Button if you like, because at this ratio the time machine is neigther moving forwards or backwards in time, but rather pausing, if you can perceive movement in 1/15th of a second things seem to be moving back and forth very rapidly, putting on a slight fuzzy blur to fast moving objects outside the time machine. The next ratio setting is -2:1, this gives the outside world the appearance of a backwards moving motion picture at normal speed at about -1 second per second. -3:1 is -2 seconds per second, this is double reverse speed, -4:1 is -3 seconds per second, -5:1 is -4 seconds per second, -6:1 is -5 seconds per second, -11:1 is -10 seconds per second, -21:1 is -20 seconds per second, -31:1 is -30 seconds per second, -41:1 is -40 seconds per second, -51:1 is -50 seconds per second, -61:1 is -1 minute per second, -121:1 is -2 minutes per second, -181:1 is -3 minutes per second, -241:1 is -4 minutes per second, -301:1 is -5 minutes per second, -601:1 is -10 minutes per second, -901:1 is -15 minutes per second, -1801:1 is -30 minutes per second, -3601:1 is -1 hour per second, -7201:1 is -2 hours per second, -10,801:1 is -3 hours per second, -14,401:1 is -4 hours per second, -21,601:1 is -6 hours per second, -43,201:1 is -12 hours per second, -86,401:1 is -1 day per second, -172,801:1 is -2 days per second, -259,201:1 is -3 days per second, -345,601:1 is -4 days per second, -432,001:1 is -5 days per second, -864,001:1 is -10 days per second, -1,296,001:1 is -15 days per second, -2,592,001:1 is -30 days per second, -3,888,001:1 is -45 days per second, -5,184,001:1 is -60 days per second, -6,480,001:1 is -75 days per second, -7,776,001:1 is -90 days per second, -9,072,001:1 is -105 days per second, -10,368,001:1 is -120 days per second, -11,664,001:1 is -135 days per second, -12,960,001:1 is -150 days per second, -14,256,001:1 is -165 days per second, -15,552,001:1 is -180 days per second, -16,848,001:1 is -195 days per second, -18,144,001:1 is -210 days per second, -19,440,001:1 is -225 days per second, -20,736,001:1 is -240 days per second, -22,032,001:1 is -255 days per second, -23,328,001:1 is -270 days per second, -24,624,001:1 is -285 days per second, -25,920,001:1 is -300 days per second, -27,216,001:1 is -315 days per second, -28,512,001:1 is -330 days per second, -29,808,001:1 is -345 days per second, -31,104,001:1 is -360 days per second, which is the maximum ratio and speed at which the time machine can go back in time. Forwards in time it can go at the following ratios: 2:1 is 2 seconds per second, this is double speed, 3:1 is 3 seconds per second, 4:1 is 4 seconds per second, 5:1 is 5 seconds per second, 10:1 is 10 seconds per second, 20:1 is 20 seconds per second, 30:1 is 30 seconds per second, 40:1 is 40 seconds per second, 50:1 is 50 seconds per second, 60:1 is 1 minute per second, 120:1 is 2 minutes per second, 180:1 is 3 minutes per second, 240:1 is 4 minutes per second, 300:1 is 5 minutes per second, 600:1 is 10 minutes per second, 900:1 is 15 minutes per second, 1800:1 is 30 minutes per second, 3600:1 is 1 hour per second, 7200:1 is 2 hours per second, 10,800:1 is 3 hours per second, 14,400:1 is 4 hours per second, 21,600:1 is 6 hours per second, 43,200:1 is 12 hours per second, 86,400:1 is 1 day per second, 172,800:1 is 2 days per second, 259,200:1 is 3 days per second, 345,600:1 is 4 days per second, 432,000:1 is 5 days per second, 864,000:1 is 10 days per second, 1,296,000:1 is 15 days per second, 2,592,000:1 is 30 days per second, 3,888,000:1 is 45 days per second, 5,184,000:1 is 60 days per second, 6,480,000:1 is 75 days per second, 7,776,000:1 is 90 days per second, 9,072,000:1 is 105 days per second, 10,368,000:1 is 120 days per second, 11,664,000:1 is 135 days per second, 12,960,000:1 is 150 days per second, 14,256,000:1 is 165 days per second, 15,552,000:1 is 180 days per second, 16,848,000:1 is 195 days per second, 18,144,000:1 is 210 days per second, 19,440,000:1 is 225 days per second, 20,736,000:1 is 240 days per second, 22,032,000:1 is 255 days per second, 23,328,000:1 is 270 days per second, 24,624,000:1 is 285 days per second, 25,920,000:1 is 300 days per second, 27,216,000:1 is 315 days per second, 28,512,000:1 is 330 days per second, 29,808,000:1 is 345 days per second, 31,104,000:1 is 360 days per second, which is the maximum ratio and speed at which the time machine can go forward in time.