Herbert Wells

The Time Machine

The Time Machine is the novel that gave us the concept of — and even the word for — a «time machine». While it’s not Wells’ first story involving time travel, it is the one that most fully fleshes out the concept of a device that can send a person backwards and forwards in time with complete precision. Time machines have since become a staple of the science fiction and fantasy genres, making The Time Machine one of the most deeply influential science fiction novels of the era.
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Impressions

    tahsinsabah11shared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🚀Unputdownable

    Did you know that HG Wells was the first person to mention the word "Time Traveller" in a book?

    Zack Havlinshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I love this book. A classic sci-fi story about an 19th century time traveler to a distant future. The book isn’t for everyone as it’s fairly cliche, but I personally enjoyed the story very much.

    lpheonixxshared an impression5 years ago
    🎯Worthwhile

    I love H.G. Wells.

Quotes

    Anna Chaplyginahas quoted5 years ago
    And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers – shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle – to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.
    Морти Вайhas quotedlast year
    Strength is the out­come of need; se­cur­ity sets a premium on feeble­ness.
    Dena Devillehas quoted5 years ago
    clad in a purple tunic

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