TA0119: The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Excerpt)

H.G. Wells

Michael Anthony Scott

The Time Machine is one of the greatest science fictions stories of all time, addressing the basic concepts of Time and Space, the impacts of societal evolution, and the basic emotions that humans share over time. The story starts with the Time Traveler with a group of people that gather for dinner every week at his home.

He begins by questioning basic assumptions of how Time is viewed and suggests it may have unexplored dimensions. He demonstrates a prototype time machine, and then shows the group his new Time Machine. The next week at dinner, the group is waiting for the Time Traveler to show his presence, when he walks in, disheveled, and after cleaning up he begins to tell his tale of Time Travel into the future to the year 802,701 AD. The story weaves through living with Eloi, meeting the dreaded Morlocks, and eventually making his way back home in a harrowing series of events. Eventually, the Time Traveler continues his journey but is never heard from again.

EXCERPT NOTE: This audio book is missing several chapters. 


ThoughtAudio PDF Transcript: TA0119_TimeMachine_HGWells.pdf


Herbert George Well

H.G. Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been called the “father of science fiction.”

In addition to his fame as a writer, he was prominent in his lifetime 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 many modern technologies of today.