Masterworks Spotlight: The Time Machine

It’s only one of the most famous novels of . . . <ahem> all time . . .

Continuing our celebration of the classic SF of H.G. Wells, we are delighted to present The Time Machine, in a new paperback edition with an introduction by Gwyneth Jones:

A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveller faces a fight to enter the Morlocks’ domain and return to his own time.

The Time Machine remains one of the cornerstones of science-fiction literature and has proved hugely influential – both in literary and visual terms: George Pal‘s 1960 film, starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux gave us one of the great iconic images in modern cinema, with the eponymous device.


The Time Machine is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook. You can find more of H G Wells’ work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.