H.G. Wells | The Time Machine Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaThe Time Machine is the first and greatest modern portrayal of time-travel. It sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year , AD, when he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from humans, he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race - the sinister Morlocks. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.
He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist , he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction". Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology , and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context.
Jules Verne is often hailed as the father of science fiction. His unique style is known throughout the world, as he is the second most-translated author after Agatha Christie. He wrote about space, shooting manned projectiles into space, underwater travel, and air travel before any real steps were made, scientifically, in these fields. Even today, scientists are amazed at how well he predicted certain things; but he was just a man, and some of his predictions never even came close to reality. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is truly a classic novel.
H.G. Wells and the Time Machine
As an influence on modern science fiction, H. Wells has few rivals. Wells, an Englishman, wrote a different but complementary kind of SF and his influence combines with that of Verne to make modern SF a special literary product.
Verne's collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires , a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , and Around the World in Eighty Days Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since , ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Wells , Mary Shelley , and Hugo Gernsback. Three sisters, Anna , Mathilde , and Marie would follow. In , at the age of six, Verne was sent to boarding school at 5 Place du Bouffay in Nantes. The teacher, Mme Sambin, was the widow of a naval captain who had disappeared some 30 years before.
Wells , also known as The Writer , was a friend of The Time Traveler , who recorded a narrative of the Time Traveler's journey into the future after hearing the story along with a group of the Time Traveler's peers. Herbert George Wells is a British science fiction author, one of the earliest writers in that field. He's the writer of the novel The Time machine , and hence the creator of the universe which this wiki covers. Wells was present at the Time Traveler's get-together, where he demonstrated to his friends the principle of time travel using the Model Time Machine. He was also present at the get-together after the Time Traveler returned from the future, and related his story. He wrote a very detailed account of this incident. Before the Time Traveler disappeared into the future, he made a secret arrangement with Wells to take care of his belongings when he was gone.