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The Time Machine | Paperback (b format)

Released on 31 March 2005

Author: H.G. Wells | Format: Paperback (b format)

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When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.

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 A timeless Sci-Fi classic by one of the genres best authors.

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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.

 Think Doc Brown -- but in Victorian England

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Wells' Time Traveller leaps into the year 802,701 AD via the fourth dimension in this short, but yet brilliant tale. This was Wells' first science-fiction novel, and was the predecessor of his great opus 'the War of the Worlds'. The Time Traveller is confronted by two opposed species -- the Eloi and the Morlocks. His main concern throughout, is retrieving his time machine which goes astray early on in the book. The book seems to lack the detail and suspense of that which was to come in his later books. Nevertheless, it still remains the original time-travelling novel, and a science-fiction classic.

 A classic exploration of time travel

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The time machine had me gripped from beggining to end! From two perspectives 'the time machine' is incredible from its scientific beggining, through to its dramatic cliff-hanger ending.

The characters, such as the un-named time traveller, are brilliant and so is the story. At only 90 pages long its quite short, but dont be fooled, its a great story and is worth buying!

I highly reccomend 'The Time Machine' for anyone, regardless of whether you're a fan of the genre or not.

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AuthorH.G. Wells & Patrick Parrinder with an introduction by Marina Warner
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd (UK)
Year2005
ISBN9780141439976
Formatpaperback (B format) - 144 Pages