The Time Machine

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The Time Machine
First edition cover
Author(s) H. G. Wells
Cover artist Ben Hardy
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novel
Publisher William Heinemann
Publication date 1895
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
ISBN 0-89375-345-9

The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by Herbert George Wells, popularly know as H. G. Wells, first published in 1895.

The hero and main character of the book travels with a time machine into the future and finds an Aryan-type of race know as the Eloi living on the surface of the world and a mongrel race of beasts known as the Morlocks living underground. The Eloi are held by the Morlocks as happy slaves, unaware of the threat from the Morlocks who are the real rulers of this world.

The novel was filmed several times. The 1960 version keep with the "Aryan" theme of Eloi. A modern 2002 take on the novel had the Eloi as being mixed-race.

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