by H. G. Wells
“We are always getting away from the present moment. Our mental existence, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.”
—The Time Traveller
Okay, let me start off by stating quite frankly that I am not very fond of time travel. I would not like to discuss its scientific plausibility; it is far beyond my realm of expertise.
However, if popular science fiction is any indicator, it would probably cause quite a lot of trouble. Just refer to Flashpoint, and you will see what I mean.
H. G. Wells is, along with Jules Verne, often considered the Father of Science Fiction, responsible for coining the term “time-machine”, and the subsequent popularisation of the entire concept of time-travel.
Considering the fact that it was published in 1895, the scientific and logical accuracy of his work makes it all the more impressive. Continue reading Book of the Week #23: