The Time Machine



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The Time Machine
H.G. Wells

This dystopian novel is one of the earliest works of science fiction and discovers time travel, the progress of technology and the decline of civilisation between equality and inequality. A Victorian scientist develops a device which enables him to travel to the far future. After arriving in a post-apocalyptic time, he is horrified, when he discovers that human civilisation has decayed and that the people living on the planet’s surface serve as food for the Morlocks, a humanoid subspecies, which is living in subterranean caves.

As the novel touches upon ethical and technological topics an interdisciplinary teaching project with Ethics, Physics and Science is possible.

· · 1895

Critical edition

Wells, Herbert George. The Time Machine. Penguin Classics, 2005. 144 pp., ISBN 9780141439976

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