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The Novels of H G Wells Volume Two - The War in the Air The Sleeper Awakes and The Time Machine - cover

The Novels of H G Wells Volume Two - The War in the Air The Sleeper Awakes and The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Summary

Three thrilling and thoughtful works of science fiction from a literary giant.   From one of the great writers and thinkers of the modern era, this volume includes three brilliant novels.  The War in the Air: Filled with petrol-powered war machines, ironclads, bombardments, and espionage, this novel, a cornerstone of early science fiction, prophesied methods of warfare that would only develop later in the twentieth century.  The Sleeper Awakes: After falling into a drug-induced sleep in 1897 London, a man is stunned to wake in the year 2100 to a world he does not know—but this world knows him—in this prophetic, unsettling novel about technology and humanity.  The Time Machine: A scientist journeys hundreds of thousands of years into the future to discover how humanity has evolved—and while Earth may seem radically different on the surface, some things have remained the same . . . belowground.

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