The Time Machine and the Future of Human Endeavor

The Time MachineThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

H. G. Wells was clearly a master of the genre. “The Time Machine” works through both science and sociology, examining the dangers of aristocracy and Marxism in a thought experiment on the distant future of 802,701 AD.

Wells uses pleasantly complex vocabulary, the allowance of which I envy. I wish I could write the words recondite, trammel, and fecundity in the first paragraph of a novel without alienating the vast majority of our modern, poorly educated audience. Alas, it cannot be so, lest I am already an established author with a profound influence that people will not simply ignore. Oh, well. Read more »