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July 27, 2020
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Book cover image: The Time Machine
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: The Time Machine

Monday, July 27, 2020

When the Time Traveler stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.

Join us online as we discuss the H.G. Wells novel, "The Time Machine."

In this genre classic, a time traveler ventures to a distant future where humanity has evolved into two different races: the peaceful Eloi, and the predatory Morlocks.

About H.G. Wells
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was born in Bromley, Kent, England, and left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice. He later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel  "The Time Machine" rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

The Menlo Park Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month.