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The Space Machine by Christopher Priest
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Jan 19, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction
Recommended for: Classic SF geeks.

A clever and enjoyable conflation of HG Wells' War of the Worlds and his The Time Machine. At first it read like a Victorian comedy of manners, but as it moved into SF adventure, became a 70's SF action-adventure. I wish Priest has kept up the Victorian sound of the prose. I found no other allegorical elements in the story, as some reviewers have suggested. Priest has expanded the Wellsian universe, but has not improved upon it. Read the originals first.
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January 19, 2014 – Started Reading
January 19, 2014 – Shelved
January 19, 2014 – Shelved as: science-fiction
January 22, 2014 – Finished Reading

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