The Time Machine (Book)
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DescriptionAuthor: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
Subject: Science fiction, Time travel, Dystopias
When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace.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 realizes that these 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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★★★★★ One of the greatest books I've ever read--get this edition! - Harrison
When I tried reading this book as a child many, many years ago, some of the "big" words and allusions made it hard going, and I never completed it then. Finally, about fifteen years ago I did read it through, but still was missing something. Then, a few weeks ago, I got this edition, after having enjoyed!
★★★★★ A classic for all time! - Michael
★★★★★ A Scientific Romance for All Time - Johnny
★★★★☆ A classic!
There's not much I can say here that the other reviewers have already said. If you've seen the new movie (with the freaky genius Morlocks) this book will surprise you. I actually read this book years ago, before I ever saw the movie. The book might feel somewhat bland if you've seen any of the Time Machine movies (or compared to modern-day sci-fi books), but it stands out on its own as a creative novel at a time before science-fiction was a recognized genre.