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Title:
H. G. Well's perennial time machine : selected essays from the Cintenary Conference "The Time Machine: Past, Present, and Future", Imperial college, London, July 26-29, 1995
Author:
Slusser, George Edgar.
Publication Information:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The time machine as first novel / J.R. Hammond -- Taking it as a story / Robert Crossley -- Was the time machine necessary? / Paul Alkon -- The rebirth of a scientific intelligence / Frank Scafella -- Time before and after The time machine / W.M.S. Russell -- Wells and neoteny / Kirby Farrell -- The time machine and Victorian mythology / Sylvia Hardy -- The time machine and Wells's social trajectory / John Huntington -- From Rome to Richmond / Patrick Parrinder -- Change in the city / Carlo Pagetti -- Time at the end of its tether / Larry W. Caldwell -- The legacy of H.G. Wells's The time machine / Joshua Stein -- Wells and the sequency-simultaneity paradox / Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser -- A revision and a gloss / David Leone Higdon -- Doomed formicary versus the technological sublime / Brain W. Aldiss -- Afterword: in the company of the immortals / Patrick Parrinder.
ISBN:
9780820322902
Format :
Book

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Acclaimed as a work of genius when first published in 1895, The Time Machine represents a revolution in storytelling. H. G. Wells's first--and greatest--novel has been recognized worldwide as a founding text of the science fiction genre and one of the most seminal narratives of the last hundred years.

This collection of essays offers a series of original, penetrating, and wide-ranging perspectives on Wells's masterpiece by an international group of major Wells and science fiction scholars. The authors explore such textual topics as the narrative techniques and mythological undertones of the novel as well as its contribution to modern ideas of time and evolution and its focusing of the intellectual cross-currents of the late nineteenth century. This insightful volume captures the innovative imagination, richness, and fascinating ambiguity that resulted in a classic literary work and demonstrates that Wells's novel is both a visionary story and an unstoppable idea.


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