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Book Review The Time Machine by H G Wells HG Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895 It was the first novel by Wells and was to be the story that launched HG Wells successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction Wells went on to write more books such as The Island of Moreau 1898 The Invisible Man 1897 The War of the Worlds 1898 The First Men in the Moon 1901 and The War in the Air 1908 The success of his other books would secure his title of the father of science fiction although in my eyes The Time Machine is the best science fiction book ever Before airplanes space travel and atomic energy before freeways and traffic jams poison gas and tanks and just before the dawn of the twentieth century a nameless inventor in London discovered a way to travel in time using a mysterious machine assembled in a small private shop Wells sends his brave explorer to the future with our greatest hopes and our deepest fears A pull of the time machines lever and the time traveller is propelled into the age of a slowly dying earth There he discovers two bizarre races - the simply playful childish Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks Both races not only symbolise the duality of human nature but also offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow Thanks to Wells amazing descriptive ability we are able to imagine the world of tomorrow a world with no cities or towns No roads no cars no houses or buildings except those of the large marble palace - like buildings where the Eloi eat and sleep If I was to use a modern comparison I would dare to day that Wells world of tomorrow us on almost like the world of the Teletubies a rather picturesque world of endless green a far cry from
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