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The Time Machine (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, April 3, 1995
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English novelist, historian and science writer Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) abandoned teaching and launched his literary career with a series of highly successful science-fiction novels. The Time Machine was the first of a number of these imaginative literary inventions. First published in 1895, the novel follows the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races: the peaceful Eloi -- vegetarians who tire easily -- and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks.
After narrowly escaping from the Morlocks, the Time Traveller undertakes another journey even further into the future where he finds the earth growing bitterly cold as the heat and energy of the sun wane. Horrified, he returns to the present, but soon departs again on his final journey.
While the novel is underpinned with both Darwinian and Marxist theory and offers fascinating food for thought about the world of the future, it also succeeds as an exciting blend of adventure and pseudo-scientific romance. Sure to delight lovers of the fantastic and bizarre, The Time Machine is a book that belongs on the shelf of every science-fiction fan.
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But even traveling back in time want enough to prove to his comrades that time travel was possible. And in reality, would you really believe someone who said they could go back out forward in time? I'd want actual tangible proof or to see it with me own eyes. I wouldn't be satisfied until then.
This story really showed what could happen in the future though, and it's not a bright future for humankind. However, this bright man invented a working time machine, that really makes you think of a time machine. Simple put there is no other way to describe the piece of equipment then a time machine, which is awesome.
Even though at times I was a little lost on the story it was still a great read and in glad I finally got around to reading it.
There's little in the way of character development - the focus is on the narrative and the world-building and the cleverness of the story. And while it's possible that the story could have delved more into the relationship between the Eloi and the Morlocks, the believability of the story is maintained because the Time Traveller is more concerned about getting back to his time and away from danger than really recording future history. So while this story seems very sketch-like, there's so much ingenuity in the main character and in the story that it more than makes up for it.
The actual descriptions of the fourth dimension - time - was a highlight for me. I loved how possible the author made time travel seem. And how simple it seemed too, with the comparisons to how we perceive the three dimensions. If only it were that easy! This is a wonderful, short read, and so full of incident and mystery inherent in discovering what the future holds.
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