Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology

Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology


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Great Scott, the space-time continuum can be tricky to navigate! But fear not, time-travelers, for your troubles are over. The next time you hop into your DeLorean, bring along Back in Time: The Back to the Future Chronology to guide you through every galaxy-shattering paradox.

Back in Time explores the complex timelines of Back to the Future, as presented in the films, cartoons, novels, comics, video games, card game and even McDonalds Happy Meal boxes. Bring some spare plutonium or a few empty cans for the Mr. Fusion, and prepare to blast to the past, as The Back to the Future Chronology brings you:

  • A detailed history of the Back to the Future mythos, from the dinosaur age to a staggering three quadrillion years into Earth's future
  • A stunning painted cover and more than 40 breathtaking, full-page interior sketches from artist Pat Carbajal, produced exclusively for this volume
  • An insightful foreword by Dan Madsen, founder and publisher of the original Back to the Future Fan Club
  • A nostalgic essay examining Hill Valley's prominent families and significant events, from the town's Old West frontier beginnings to a future world of barbarians, dragons and sorcerers
  • A comprehensive map offering a comparative view of the businesses and shops of Hill Valley's Courthouse Square, in numerous eras across divergent timelines
  • Detailed family trees listing all known members of the McFly, Brown, Tannen, Baines, Parker, Strickland and Clayton bloodlines
  • A mini-timeline presenting all known jumps through space-time in a coherent, chronological context, broken down by mode of temporal travel
  • An examination of the main characters' brushes with fame, as Doc and Marty reshaped history and encountered historical figures, their own idols-and even a few characters from other franchises

Designed for both casual fans and those who know the names of Jennifer Parker's three grandfathers, The Back to the Future Chronology is your guide to Hill Valley history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578130859
Publisher: Hasslein Books
Publication date: 09/27/2013
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Greg Mitchell is a screenwriter and novelist, and the author of the faith-versus-fear series The Coming Evil Trilogy and the sci-fi/action-adventure Rift Jump. His short stories have appeared in Bigfoot Terror Tales Vol. 2, two editions of The Midnight Diner, Underground Rising, and the occult detective anthology A Cat of Nine Tales. He's released two e-books-the zombie love story Flowers for Shelly, and The Coming Evil: Lengthening Shadows. Previously he's been a frequent contributor to the sci-fi shared universe Avenir Eclectia, where he's chronicled the exploits of Dressler, the giant-bug hunter. In film, he wrote the screenplay for Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, starring Sean Astin from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He has contributed to The Official Star Wars Blog and previously served on board the team at, where he developed original tie-in fiction for John Carpenter's horror classic Halloween, including the online exclusive short story Halloween: White Ghost. He lives in Northeast Arkansas with his wife and two daughters, and is still waiting for his very own hoverboard. Keep him company at

Rich Handley is the editor and co-founder of Hasslein Books, the managing editor of RFID Journal, and a frequent contributor to Bleeding Cool Magazine, and This is his fourth book, following Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes and A Matter of Time: The Back to the Future Lexicon. Rich has penned various articles and short fiction pieces for the licensed Star Wars universe, assistant-edited Realm Press' Battlestar Galactica comic book line, co-wrote Archaia Publishing's novel Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes and helped Ed Gross update his popular reference book Planet of the Apes Revisited. A columnist and reporter at Star Trek Communicator magazine for several years, he assisted GIT Corp. compile its Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection and Star Trek Movie Comic Book Collection DVD-ROM sets. More recently, he wrote the introductions to IDW's Star Trek newspaper strip reprint books and contributed an essay to the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization's upcoming Star Trek comic book anthology.

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