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On This Day…

On this day in 1895, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine was published in Britain.

The 32,000 word story coined the phrase ‘time machine,’ and is credited with creating the concept of time travel using a vehicle to choose where you travel to. The story reflects Wells’s own socialist political views, his view on life and abundance, and his angst about industrial relations at the time.

This iconic science fiction novella has been adapted into two feature films, two television dramas and many comic book adaptations, as well as indirectly inspiring many other works of fiction.

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