Together in one volume, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision. The Time Machine conveys the Time Traveler into the far distant future and an extraordinary world. There, stranded on a slowly dying Earth, he discovers two bizarre races, the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwin's evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion. The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting with himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation. H. G. Wells wrote: "My fantastic stories . . . Do not pretend to deal with possible things. They aim indeed only at the same amount of conviction as one gets in a good gripping dream." But as generations of readers have found, H. G. Wells' gripping dreams are consummate science fiction—convincing and unforgettably real.
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