Time Travel and Warp Drives

Does modern physics hold out any hope for the realization of science fiction's wildest dreams of limitless and easy travel through the fabric of time and space? With unfailing rigor, yet open minds, professors Allen Everett and Thomas Roman survey all of the rapidly changing realms of research that might yet lead mankind beyond the stars or back to the Jurassic.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…