In the summer of 1921 Mr. Barnstaple grows dispirited at the newspaper were he works and resolves to take a holiday. Quitting wife and family, he finds his plans disrupted when his and two other... More > automobiles are accidentally transported with their passengers into "another world," a sort of advanced Earth which the "Earthlings" call Utopia.< Less
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an... More > operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle. This work is an early example of the Dying Earth subgenre.
The Time Machine has since been adapted into two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media.< Less
The War of the Worlds describes the fictional 1895 invasion of Earth by aliens from Mars who use laser-like Heat-Rays, chemical weapons, and mechanical three-legged ''fighting machines'' that could... More > potentially be viewed as precursors to the tank. After defeating the resistance the Martians devastate much of eastern England, including London...< Less