The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

The Time Machine

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1946-01-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 1,683 Ratings


The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle.


  • reading this bored in class was a great way to pass the time.

    By Golden189
    Great book, especially being a free one. Wonderful plot, wonderful imagery, great wording. There is nothing to dislike about this book, the storytelling is beautiful, and the ending is perfect and mind-blowing. Easily recommend this for anyone who likes to read books with large concepts. Awesome read for any age.
  • Wells

    By 21st Century Seeker
    I’ve waited 52 years to read this book, it was not what I thought it would be.
  • Amazing!

    By A person who loves books 📚
    Very thought provoking and interesting! Definitely recommend to all. H. G. Wells is a wizard of words! (Note: I’m a middle schooler. The book was a little challenging at parts, but, overall, it made sense. Don’t be scared!)
  • Didn’t like it

    By MyTwitzWorld
    A rare case where the movie was better than the book.
  • Kind of Disappointing

    By flormin
    Very abstract storytelling, narrating a worldview better suited for the 19th century. This a great read, if you’re looking to pass the time.
  • Amazing

    By Ashton JPL.
    I have no words palpable to the tongue to describe the sheer greatness of this book. The imagery and diction go beyond my mind and take me into the future. It was almost as if I was the time traveler and felt all his pain, sorrow, and happiness. This was an excellent read.
  • A fun read.

    By ltcfearless
    Imagine the w-a-y distant future from the perspective of the 19th century. Makes an interesting and fun read.
  • :)good for bedtime

    By Thisisgeraldine
    Captivating.. puts u in another world
  • Breathtaking

    By Jesus_Q0
    I recently picked up reading again and I cannot stress enough how much this book did to remind me of the power of my imagination. Paired with the beautifully written words in this book, I delved deep into each page. I finished the book, and to say I was in the shoes of the time traveler is a huge understatement. I felt like I had gone on the entire trip myself!
  • Loved it. 10/10

    By Kizzy87868
    Finished with a huge grin on my face. Brilliantly written, unexpected and worth every second!