One of the most popular science-fiction novelsPart of H.G. Wells new collection to include The Invisible Man and The War of the WorldsCompetitively pricedIncludes pictures and an extensive section on Wells's life and worksWidely considered to be the father of science fiction, Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), or H.G. Wells as he is better known, was an innovative and prolific writer across many genres. His most famous works - such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds - are considered modern classics.A Victorian scientist and inventor creates a machine for propelling himself through time, and voyages to the year AD 802701, where he discovers a race of humanoids called the Eloi. Their gently indolent way of life, set in a decaying cityscape, leads the scientist to believe that they are the remnants of a once great civilization. He is forced to revise this assessment when he comes across the cave dwellings of threatening ape-like creatures known as Morlocks, whose dark underground world he must explore to discover the terrible secrets of this fractured society, and the means of getting back to his own time. A biting critique of class and social equality as well as an innovative and much imitated piece of science fiction which introduced the idea of time travel into the popular consciousness, The Time Machine is a profound and extraordinarily prescient novel.A classic science fiction story which inspired so many future novelists. It's here presented as part of the Alma Classics H.G. Wells collectionI personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H.G. Wells.Alma Classics Evergreens is a series of popular classics. All the titles in the series are provided with an extensive critical apparatus, extra reading material including a section of photographs and notes. The texts are based on the most authoritative edition (or collated from the most authoritative editions or manuscripts) and edited using a fresh, intelligent editorial approach. With an emphasis on the production, editorial and typographical values of a book, Alma Classics aspires to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics.