Mid-life Without the Crisis

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

July's Book of the Month

"There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it."

Drum roll, please....

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is my selection for July.

There is a theory that horror movie monsters are a reflection of what society at that time fears. I believe the same is true for post-apocalyptic and dystopian works. So I thought it would be fun to read works in a rough chronological order and take a look at what was going on in that time period, as well.

Wells created the Dying Earth subgenre of post-apocalyptic literature with this novel, so this is a landmark work in several ways, which we'll discuss more later.

Since this is a well-known work, there should be multiple copies in your library if you prefer book-in-hand, or you can simply read it here: http://www.online-literature.com/wellshg/timemachine/1/

Happy reading!

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