The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race.
The first appearance in book form was published by William Heinemann of London in 1898. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. Book one also imparts the experience of his brother, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, on the Essex coast.
The Time Machine Vintage ClassicsWhen a victorian scientist invents a machine that allows him to travel to the year A. D. First impressions are misleading, however, and his discovery of the Eloi’s true relationship to the brutish Morlocks who lurk in tunnels beneath them leads him to a horrifying insight into the fate of mankind and its roots in his own time.
The first great novel to imagine time travel, H. Vintage. Wells’s the time machine 1895 follows its narrator on an incredible journey that takes him eventually to the earth’s last moments. 802, he encounters a highly evolved society of people called Eloi, 701, for whom suffering has apparently been replaced by refinement and harmony.
The Island of Dr. MoreauThe crying sounded even louder out of doors. Soon, they arrive on an island and more and more of these bizarre humanlike creatures appear. Vintage. Moreau. It was as if all the painin the world had found a voice. Shipwrecked in the south pacific ocean, Englishman Edward Prendick awakens aboard a ship where a man named Montgomery and his beastly looking servant were transporting animal cargo.
Prendick senses a sinister secret to the island after he meets with the owner, a one Dr.
The Time MachineAfter a trial run that saw him travel three hours into the future, 701, the Time Traveller pushes further into the future to year 802, where he meets a mellow race of humans called the Eloi. There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time. Book #3 of 20 in the sDE Classics Science Fiction Collection.
When an english scientist, known only as the Time Traveller, invents a machine that can travel through time, the most logical outcome would be to test such a machine. Soon he discovers that the Eloi are not the only human race left on earth. Vintage.
Odds Against Tomorrow: A NovelAs mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe--ecological collapse, global war, natural disasters--he becomes obsessed by a culture's fears. Mitchell realizes he is uniquely prepared to profit. Yet he also loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret, who has started a commune in Maine.
The business operates out of a cavernous office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. This is the cutting edge of corporate irresponsibility, and business is booming. But at what cost? at once an all-too-plausible literary thriller, an unexpected love story, and a philosophically searching inquiry into the nature of fear, Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow poses the ultimate questions of imagination and civilization.
The future is not quite what it used to be. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. Then, just as mitchell's predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan.
Vintage. New york city, the near future: mitchell zukor, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, a gifted young mathematician, FutureWorld.
The Time MachineH. G. Wells, a pioneer in the science fiction genre, produced awesomely imaginative novels whose technologies seem impossibly sophisticated for a writer living in an era before automobiles and the widespread application of electricity. One wonders if wells could truly see into the future, as over 100 years after its publication date his visions seem timelier than ever.
. Vintage. In his work the time machine, traverses first thousands of years and then millions into the future, a gentleman inventor living in England, Wells’ Time Traveller, before bringing back the knowledge of the grave degeneration of the human race and the planet.
I Am LegendBy night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn. Vintage. Robert neville may well be the last living man on Earth. But he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization.
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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization City Lights Open MediaExpanding on his influential new york times essay the #1 most-emailed article the day it appeared, Scranton responds to the existential problem of global warming by arguing that in order to survive, and selected for Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014, we must come to terms with our mortality.
Plato argued that to philosophize is to learn to die. The trouble now is that we must learn to die not as individuals, but as a civilization. Roy scranton has published in the new york times, rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, and Theory and Event, Boston Review, and has been interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air, among other media.
The economical way it does so, with such clarity, sets the book apart from most others on the subject. Jeff vandermeer, author of the southern reach trilogy"roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster.
Vintage. In learning to die in the anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. From war-stricken baghdad to the melting Arctic, human-caused climate change poses a danger not only to political and economic stability, but to civilization itself.
. Then he watched as new calamities struck america, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought--the shock and awe of global warming.
H. G. Wells: The War of the WorldsG. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, comic book adaptations, as well as spawning several films, and has influenced many others, radio dramas, and a television series based on the story. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.
Great product! Vintage. The war of the worlds 1898, by H. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.
The Invisible ManThis edition is printed on premium acid-free paper. Having impulsively tried the formula upon himself, Griffen is unfortunately unable to turn himself visible again. Soon it is revealed that Griffin is a former medical student who has invented a chemical process to render bodies invisible. Great product! Running out of money and driven to the brink of madness by his condition, Griffen turns to crime to continue his experiments.
Rarely emerging from his room Griffen works continuously with a set of chemicals and laboratory apparatus. Wells was one of the first authors to write a type of speculative fiction which referenced the advancements in science of his time. At the beginning of the novel a mysterious man named Griffen appears in a snowstorm at the local inn of the English village of Iping in West Sussex.
Vintage. As suspicion grows around the mysterious man the townsfolk begin to close in on Griffen as the novel races to its tragic conclusion. G. Characteristic of wells’ work is their cautionary tale nature which warned against the unintended consequences of technological development gone too far. First published serially in “pearson's Weekly” in 1897, “The Invisible Man” is just such a story.
Often referred to as a “father of science fiction”, H.
The RoadSearing postapocalyptic novel. Acclaimed cormac McCarthy's latest novel The Road. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, "each the other's world entire, but in which the father and his son, " are sustained by love. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. Great product!
It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. Their destination is the coast, if anything, although they don't know what, awaits them there. The sky is dark. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.
The road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. National bestsellerwinner of the pulitzer prizethe searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Awesome in the totality of its vision, desperate tenacity, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
A new york times notable bookone of the best books of the yearthe boston globe, the denver post, Time, People, New York, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Rocky Mountain News, The Christian Science Monitor, The Kansas City Star, The Washington Post Vintage.