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The Time Machine
Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the fo ...more
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Ugh, ugh, ugh!!! I walked out of that class with a B and I kid you not, I have never worked so hard for a B in my life! I pity the one guy in my class who walked away with an A and don’t even want to think about what his social life w ...more
وبعدها بأكتر من عشر سنين قدم أينشتين نفس الفكرة وأصبح أعظم شخصية في تاريخ العلم بعد نيوتن-طبعا بغض النظر عن الإثبات الرياضي المحكم اللي أزال الإبهام عكس البحث الأول, والتعنت اللي قابل أينشتاين في البداية-
لحد هنا القصة دي تعتبر بتتكرر كتير
واحد بيقدم حاجة وتترفض منه
وبعدها بفترة واحد تاني يقدم نفس الحاجة تقريبا وبيعتبروها حاجة عظيمة
بس المختلف في القصة دي إن ويلز مقعدش يلطم ويس ...more
I had intended to participate in a reading of this with the Distinguished Society of Pantless Readers but once I had a taste, I wolfed the whole tale down in one sitting.
The Time Machine is probably the first time travel story and definitely a spiritual ancestor of every time travel story since. The nameless time traveler whips up a time machine and travels through time. What cou ...more
I have yet to see any decent movie adaptation of this science fiction classic, let alone a good one. The only reason I give a plot synopsis of this otherwise well-known story is that I am afraid some people would judge it by a (very lame) movie.
This is the granddaddy of practically all time-travelling stories, including very new and popular sub-genre: time-travelling romance. An inventor built a time machine. He used it to travel to a distant f ...more
Published in 1895, the book introduces a scientist who uses a Time Machine to be transferred into the age of a slowly dying earth. Humans have been separated by time, genetics, wars and change of their habitats into two different races ...more
2333 December 19th
Alas this is a fine work from a writer of bygone times and if he could only discover his vision and writings of Time Travel were in fact prophecies and became true. As I have indeed traveled to 802,701AD and meet the lovely Weena a female Eloi and the dreadful Morlocks. The Time Machine ...more
Well, maybe some spoilerish content if you haven’t read this book yet.
If you go by H. G. Wells novella, society (at least in merry future England circa 802,000 AD) will have been split between the Eloi and Morlocks in a bizarre twist on the haves and have nots.
What we predict for the distant future is predicated on what’s happening in the present. Wells future is filtered from the political science theories of his day. Capitalism-Communism, Workers-Idle rich, Indus ...more
The bread is still amazing though. Just like the beginning and the ending of The ...more
And When he had concluded his tale of the little people, his fear of the underground and the dark nights, he was greatly disappointed of his inability to convince his esteemed colleagues of its validity.
And Then......the ending......uh oh......not what I was expecting.
عن البشر عندما صار طولهم 140سم
وجوههم ناعمة..لافرق بين النساء والرجال
أصبح الجميع أقرب الأطفال شكلا و موضوعا
كسالي غارقون في الراحة و لا يخافون سوى الظلام
اندثرت البيوت و انتهى نظام الاسرة
الجميع يعيشون في مباني ضخمة
لا يوجد تعليم
اذن فهي الجنة
..لا بل هي أقرب لحظيرة الأبقار و أغنام ..او عشة دواجن
فهناك المورلووك.. الشاحبين يعيشون تحت الارض..يعملون بلا كلل ليعيش هؤلاء المدللين ..و يقتنصون منهم ليلا.. .لياكلوهم كالاغنام
و في إشارة واضحة بلا ترميز. .يشير ويل ...more
H.G. Wells is such a good writer. Not only does he have an amazing imagination that carries him to impossible places, but he is very skilled at writing. The descriptions in this book are absolutely stunning.
The book deals with a British, upper-class white man who has invented a time machine telling all his cronies about it in the smoking-room. He has traveled to the year 802701, and you have to admi ...more
A Victorian-era scientist reveals that he has created a time machine and goes on to relate his harrowing adventures into the future, where he meets a race apparently so advanced they've stop doing anything, as well as a monster race of subterranean dwelle ...more
It starts as an almost casual chat by the fireside about the possibility of traveling through the fourth dimension and the invention of a machine, oddly described much like a common bicycle, that can trave ...more
“Any real body must have extension in four directions: it must have Length, Breadth, Thickness, and—Duration. But through a natural infirmity of the flesh, which I will explain to you in a moment, we incline to overlook this fact. There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time. There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermi...more
"But we weren't."
"Who would expect science fiction over such a classic? I mean, really."
"Doesn't change that you screwed up."
"I'm just saying, Ellison is a fine writer. That's all."
"And I'm saying; Did you read the right book this time?"
--glowers-- "It has a 'The' at the front and everything."
"You didn't read the illustrated children's book, right?"
"I hate you."
"Whatever, you're up. Go on."
*speaker steps up to podium to spea ...more
Probably at some point between the Victorian era when this was written and the ...more
Technically this is the June buddy read... whoops.
Not sure why I've stayed away from HG Wells as long as I have; I've heard of his stories many times and know they belong to the classic canon -- The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr Moreau -- but this is the first I've read and I have to say I enjoyed it.
It particularly had a hand in urging me toward Jekyll & Hyde for our October read (and I'll ...more
The Time Machine definitely was not the book I expected it to be. Before reading it, I thought that it would be a short, fast paced book that I would read in one sitting or so. While some of those expectation did come true, this book was so much more than that. It ra ...more
لماذا هذا التقيم إذن ..
فكرة أن اقرأ رواية خيال علمي من المفترض أن تحمل متعة وإثارة من أول صفحة حتى أخر صفحة
ثم أجدها مملة لهذه الدرجة بالتأكيد كان شيء محبط جداً
أسلوب السرد جاء تقريري وممل وباهت جدا يكاد يخلو من أي متعة
وكأن الكاتب أعتمد فقط على مُخيلة وعقل القاريء لتخيل الأحداث
ورغم ما يبدو في فكرة الرواية وأحداثها المطروحة أن ويلز أنتصر لطبقة العمال المتمثّلة في المورولوك على الطبقة المرفهة الغنية والمتمثلة في الأيلو
حيث الأول يكدح ...more
My review-let for the reread is here:
That's not to say that someone wouldn't or couldn't have come along and filled a gap had H.G. Wells not written this. But would it have been as popular and caught fire with the imagination of the reading public if had been something or someone else. Maybe not.
What I'm trying to say is that sci-fi fans owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Wells for this story. Not only was it hugly influential, but it's ...more
What a classic, wonderfully imaginative science fiction sentence.
I had read H.G. Wells' The Time Machine many years ago. I remembered enjoying it, and thinking there were some creepy elements to the story. And since that was all I remembered, I decided I needed to revisit this. I'm on a mission to read or reread classic science fiction and horror writers, so I used that as an excuse to bump The T ...more
Damn, this book is old. In fact, I’m certain it is the oldest novel I've yet to read clocking in at one hund ...more
Read with the non-crunchy classics group, but took forever to finally review.
The Time Machine is one of those timeless classics (I was going to do a better pun than this but my creativity stalled, so we'll stop there) that everyone should try on for size.
A well-written, entrancing book that's saved by it's secon ...more
“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.”
I came to enjoy this more than I first thought I would. If, like me, you're turned off by long paragraphs dealing with the mathematics of time travel and dimensions, then grit your teeth and push through the first chapter of The Time Machine. When I was reading the opening pages and stopping to google scientific terms in nearly every sentence, I couldn't imagine I'd find a way to finish the book ...more
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