Book Review: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells


Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Time Machine tells the story of the Time Traveler, an inventor living in Victorian England. Traveling into the distant future using his time machine he encounters the descendants of humans and witnesses the end of life on earth. Wells’ first published book, The Time Machine, popularized the concept of human time travel and has influenced countless works of fiction.

My mini-review:

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.”

This will be a short review because I have little to say.

There is no doubt in my mind that Wells was a genius of his time. Had I read this book during the proper era, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. It is indeed mysterious and thought-provoking and well-written, but it failed to excite me in the way that modern science fiction does. Then again, where would modern science fiction be without the likes of H.G. Wells?

★★★ (3 stars) for being great, at some point in the past.

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