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What would you do if you could travel in time? An intrepid adventurer, known simply as the Time Traveller, meets his friends for dinner one night. ... Show synopsis

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  • what would it really be like to travel to the futu Jul 26, 2008
    by readersreader

    The Time Machine was written in 1895 when Wells was 29. The idea of time travel has always fascinated most everyone. Wells paints a terrible vision for the future--that there is no future. The Time Traveler (we never know his name) goes forward in time to the year 802,701 A.D. and finds a race of people, called Eloi, that do nothing but sit around and eat fruit. All the buildings are in the state of near collapse, and the Eloi seem to not care about anything. Then he finds that there is another race of people living underground, called Morlocks. They turn out to be cannibals, and are eating the Eloi as if they were cattle. In fact, it turns out that the Morlocks feed and clothe the Eloi. The Time Traveler continues to travel forward in time and sees that the earth has stopped spinning and is slowly moving towards the sun. According to Wells, that is our future. Facinating but scary and sad.

  • The beginning of science fiction Jul 25, 2008
    by Ron Townsend

    The Time Machine was the first book I read in Classics Illustrated as a boy and then
    read as a young adult in paperback. The idea of traveling in time has been with us
    over a century although we probably couldn't do it because we would also decrease
    or increase in age. The irony of the two races in 800000 AD is a thoughtful Darwinian
    concept and Wells suggests that there is no future for mankind if we continue to evolve.
    Traveling back in time would jeopardize history and traveling forward in time would
    give us the benefit of hindsight. This book is a classic of early science fiction and
    is brilliant in its concept.

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