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The Time Machine and Other Stories

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  211 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Includes the stories: The Time Machine, The Empire of the Ants, The Country of the Blind, The Man Who Could Work Miracles.
Paperback, 217 pages
Published 1966 by Scholastic Magazines, Incorporated (first published 1963)
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Oscar
‘La máquina del tiempo y otros relatos’ es una magnífica edición de Valdemar en su colección El Club Diógenes, donde se pueden encontrar ocho historias del maestro H.G. Wells:

La máquina del tiempo. (******) El viajero en el tiempo se dispone a narrar a sus compañeros lo que le sucedió cuando probó su máquina del tiempo. Viajes temporales, especulación, aventuras; más de cien años después, muy pocos escritores de ciencia ficción pueden igualar lo conseguido por Wells con está novela corta, un clá
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Dikana
Reseña crossposteada aquí.

Tenía muchas ganas de leer esta antología desde hace mucho y, en cierto modo, terminó decepcionándome. Acostumbrada al dinamismo de Stevenson y de Daniel Defoe, Wells me ha resultado espeso y cargante en más de una ocasión. Sobre todo en la que debería haber sido la obra estrella de este tomo, "La máquina del tiempo", porque tiene pasajes bastante insufribles que retrasaron muchísimo mi lectura por pura desmotivación. Sin embargo, los demás relatos están muy bien escogi
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Patty Marvel
Jun 20, 2011 Patty Marvel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another audiobook collection of short stories, which I'll rate individually:

The Time Machine (1895) - Everyone knows the gist of the story, but not everyone has read it and know that 1. the narrator first sees the Eloi society as an example of extreme communism, 2. assumes initially that the Morlocks are at the mercy of the Eloi, not the other way around and 3. sees the seeds to the eventual genetic split in today's social segregation. Not just a sci-fi story, but one with a bit of social co
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Justin Rose
Oct 22, 2014 Justin Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wells does not take any short cuts. Even in the short stories he's careful to include reasonable details that keeps the reader from saying, "No way." My favorite story is "The Country of the Blind." Every scene kept me guessing at its conclusion, and what was going to happen next.
Dan
Jun 20, 2009 Dan rated it liked it
The guy goes more than 6,000 years into the future and there's no hoverboard...lame.
Lauren
May 11, 2012 Lauren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Adam
Oct 10, 2016 Adam rated it liked it
The Time Machine is a classic that is as enjoyable as ever and H.G. Wells' prose is a pleasure to read. I was inspired to re-read this one after recently watching the less-than-faithful 2002 film adaptation with my son. It's bizarre that this tale inspires so much other media, but to the best of my knowledge, a faithful film version has never been made.

The other stories are filler that play out like weak episodes of The Outer Limits. The phonetic accents in Empire of the Ants are especially pai
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Jose Miguel Gonzalez
La Máquina del Tiempo, genial. La idea del viaje en el tiempo descrita con por un autor del siglo XVIII es increible.

Otros Relatos (y mi puntuación del 1 al 5):
El imperio de las hormigas 2
Una visión del Juicio Final 1
Los acorazados terrestres 4
El traje maravilloso 1
La puerta en el muro 2
La Perla del Amor 2
El país de los Ciegos 4
marmarci
Oct 27, 2011 marmarci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia principal resulta curiosa y te mantiene interesado en lo que el protagonista va encontrando y cómo reacciona ante los problemas que le van surgiendo. Merece la pena, sin duda.
Con respecto a los relatos sueltos, los hay desde cuentos de hadas, a uno que me apreció aburrido, otro inquietante y otros con tinte onírico.
Shan
Apr 05, 2011 Shan rated it did not like it
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I did NOT enjoy this book even in the least. My boyfriend gave it to me to read, mostly because it's a classic and whatnot. I think I'm too set in my ways and and I don't like older literature? At least I finished it, right?
Tatiana
I guess I had expected something more, but I did like the story and although the characters did not feel truly alive and there wasn't much of a plot behind how and why the Time Machine was built (which the movie tried to address).
Juan Carlos
Mar 31, 2014 Juan Carlos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
H.G.Wells es, sin duda, un pionero en la literatura de viajes en el tiempo. Es una historia muy amena e interesante de leer. Me ha parecido muy interesante su visión del futuro de la Tierra y la raza humana, supongo que basándose en la sociedad en la que él vivió.
Buryn
Apr 26, 2010 Buryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
playaway quality is shite but excellent narration and included the short stories:

The Purple Pileus
The Door in the Wall
Æpyornis Island
The Diamond Maker
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
The Truth About Pyecraft
The Country of the Blind
stephanie robertson
Feb 24, 2009 stephanie robertson rated it really liked it
im actually just reading the time machine... no others by h.g. wells but good reads didnt have that one available to post. maybe if i like this one i'll read others though.
Mariana
Jul 10, 2016 Mariana rated it really liked it
Los únicos cuentos que valen la pena son: La máquina del tiempo, La perla del amor y El país de los ciegos. Los acorazados terrestres es el cuento más insufrible, no pude ni acabar de leerlo.
Megan
Apr 18, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These stories made a deep impression on me as a child. Going back, it's easy to see why. Wells' prose is lush and beautiful, his ideas the stuff of dreams which you remember forever.
Adam
Dec 23, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it
They said he couldn't do it and he did. Do you think time travel is possible? I don't think there will be any living things (as we know them) left in 780,000 years.
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In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...more
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