5 A timeless Sci-Fi classic by one of the genres best authors.Darkstar | 20/08/2008 | See all Darkstar's reviews (87)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Games Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer The Time Machine is a classic and brilliant book by one of the best authors of the genre, HG Wells. His book was written years before Einstein's theory of relativity which makes his description and concept of time travel all the more amazing. The Time Traveller, whose name is never revealed, is an extremely likeable man whom you can connect with straight away. The futuristic world that Wells creates is both amazing and disturbing at the same time. But what is really clever about the book is that it symbolised the class division of the time which is captured perfectly by the two different 'species' within the book. The chilling truth when it is revealed is both shocking and unforgettable.What is also hard to believe that for all the descriptions and ideas contained in the book, it is only 144 pages long. However what it manages to achieve in those few pages many books struggle to achieve in an entire series. This is without doubt one of the finest examples of Sci-Fi writing and I would whole heartedly recommend any SF fan to have this in their collection.Wells style of writing is also so descriptive and the language he uses conveys his vision so accurately, you feel like you are imagining what he must have done when thinking of the story. From his own time to that of the distant future, the landscapes, colours and sensations are all these to be enjoyed and you would believe that he has experienced them himself. In fact at no time do you question the possibility of time travel as you are so engrossed with the story.This is one of my all time favourite books and one which I have read over and over again. So if you like Sci-Fi what are you waiting for, you need this book.