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Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: The Time Machine

The Fifth Season book coverThis month's book discussion will be about The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. 


"I've had the most amazing time . . . " So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes . . . and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.  Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century.

 

Anyone interested in Science Fiction or Fantasy is welcome. Although we focus on this month’s selection, we will discuss any topics related to Science Fiction or Fantasy, books or movies. Copies of the discussion book are available in the library to check out.

Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Watson Room
Categories:
  Book Discussions     Recurring Events     Adult Events  

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