The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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A science fiction novel first published in 1895, The Time Machine was the first depiction of time travel, and the reason Wells consequently coined the term "time machine" which is now universally recognized. Furthermore it is considered to be one of the precursors to the science fiction genre and the Dying Earth subgenre. An undeniable classic, the novel offers a gripping plot, speculation, and an innovative portrayal of man's hopes, fears, and human nature in general.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 185.97g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514660482
  • 9781514660485

About Herbert George Wells

Born in England in 1866, H.G. Wells's parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. Wells continued to write what some have called scientific romances, but others consider early examples of science fiction. In quick succession, he published the The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898). The Island of Doctor Moreau told the story of a man who encounters a scientist conducting the gruesome experiments on animals, creating new species of creatures. In The Invisible Man, Wells explores the life of another scientist who undergoes a dark personal transformation after turning himself invisible. The War of the Worlds, a novel about an alien invasion, later caused a panic when an adaptation of the tale was broadcast on American radio. On Halloween night of 1938, Orson Welles went on the air with his version of The War of the Worlds, claiming that aliens had landed in New Jersey. His later work focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946.show more

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2 5% (15,559)
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