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What if the time machine from H.G. Wells' classic novel of the same name had fallen into government hands? That's the question that led Stephen Baxter to create this modern-day sequel, which combines a basic Wellsian premise with a Baxteresque universe-spanning epic. The Time Traveller, driven by his failure to save Weena from the Morlocks, sets off again for the future. But this time the future has changed, altered by the very tale of the Traveller's previous journey. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
"A major new talent!" -- -- Arthur C. Clarke
"A stunning talent!"
-- -- Locus
"A major new talent!" -- Arthur C. Clarke
"A stunning talent!" -- Locus
"Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Hcinlein succeeded...and now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks, writing science fiction in which the science is right. A sheer pleasure to read!" -- New Scientist --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This is simply an excellent book, I like the way Baxter has striven to mold his story in the way HG Wells would have gone about it, with the benefit of modern views on the universe... Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by Puffin
I read this book in no time at all. It flowed together perfectly. The way Baxter writes, it makes you want to see what happens next. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2000 by Andrew S. Page
H.G. Wells told his original time travel tale in just over a hundred pages. Baxter took nearly 600 pages to spin his sequel. This is the only complaint I have for Time Ships. Read morePublished on May 30 2000 by Peter Dykhuis
The Time Ships was the first Baxter book I picked up and boy was I in for a surprise. I can easily say it is one of the greastest books I have read (and I've read a lot of them). Read morePublished on May 27 2000 by Phase
If you like "modern" (for lack of a better term) science fiction, which is often intensely psychological and character-driven, then Baxter is probably not for you. Read morePublished on March 11 2000
Well, well, well. A sequel to HG Wells' Time Machine. The main character starts out after having arrived home from his ordeal with the Eloi and the Morlocks in the future, but he... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2000 by Brian Altmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Great book, wonderful ideas, and great reading, highly recommend itPublished on Jan. 22 2000 by netkat
Baxter does several wonderful things in this book. First, he does a tremendous job of continuing the tone of Wells' book. Read morePublished on Dec 31 1999