The Time Machine by H.G.Wells is not the first time travel novel, and as far as time travel novels go, it doesn’t have much time travel in it. But both he and this novel have opened up the world of time travel. Happy birthday Herbert!
The open ending in “The Time Machine” lends itself well to a sequel. Baxter’s atrocity of a sequel is “The Time Ships” which has somehow got itself registered as the authorised sequel, but far superior is “Epilogue: Time Machine Chronicles” by Jaime Batista.
Stephen Baxter’s The Time Ships is the authorised sequel to H. G. Well’s The Time Machine. How does this ship … More