Timelines: Stories Inspired by H.G. Wells' the Time Machine
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So I travelled, stopping ever and again, in great strides of a thousand years or more, drawn on by the mystery of the earth's fate, watching with a strange fascination the sun grow larger and duller in the westward sky, and the life of the old earth ebb away... These words marked the passing of the man known only as The Time Traveler as he sailed across the span of Earth's timeline and into its final years. First published in 1895, The Time Machine by Herbert George (H.G.) Wells is a blueprint for science fiction and horror that persists to this day: underneath the science and the theories that attract a reader's mind, there is an underlying story of a person who struggles with the question that burns in the heart of every man: what does it all mean? Now is your chance to find out. In an anthology spanning the entire human history and reaching far into its future, witness bold new visions of man's quest to conquer the fourth dimension. Including: A man enters a virtual past and discovers his future...A historian rewriting a new history will find a way to restore the fragmented past...The Time Traveler witnesses the end of the universe with a companion who may not be altogether human...Find out what happens when Time Travel technology falls into the wrong hands...A man shows just how much damage to the past a single bullet can do if the target is the right one. Looking for great horror and science fiction? Take a Trip Through Terror! Wells Unleashed: Book 2.
arrive back before Weena even realized he was gone. He made a list of supplies they would need and journeyed back to his laboratory. It took him ten trips and the better part of a day, but he was able to bring everything he needed, including a variety of seeds and cuttings for growing vegetables, and several chickens that would supply both eggs and meat. Later, if he felt it was necessary, they might also bring in sheep and pigs. The machine continued to act erratically at times, sometimes
long, hard way to get here. Let me try and explain everything as quickly as I can. First, the evacuations ended on Tuesday, four days early.” Everyone else around the table groaned. “I know, I know. There was trouble with the crowds, the whole city was a mess and they decided to launch all the ships early in case the people got to and damaged them. Those that didn’t get on heard a rumor about another evac happening down in Clarksville and everyone headed that way. It’s a lie, though; there are
the screen were commercials. She always muted the commercials and had Jameson sing. “But you named me after him,” he said. “Before I realized he was a bastard,” she said. Then, “Hush now honey, COPS is back on.” Jameson was twenty-six and lonely. He moved back in with his mother after her fall, which wasn’t really a fall, just a stumble while she was out grocery shopping. She leaned into a parked car when she felt her balance leaving and the alarm went off, causing her to jump and stumble
stomach drop. “That’s blood,” he said. “A synthetic compound, yes. Cloned from my existing supply based on the DNA pattern of a human being.” Realization rocked Matheson. He took a startled step away from his host. “My god, you’re a vampire.” Racoczky smiled, surprised. “In your terminology.” Appalled, Matheson backed up toward the pod. But he knew it was futile; Saint-Germain could cross the distance between them in an instant. He knew it from the man’s mind. Unpleasant thoughts were
smiled, pulled the blanket tight around her shoulders, and dreamt. The next morning, Bella woke up alone. His side of the bed was cool, and unspoilt. Even the pillow lay perfect against the headboard. She sat up, heart pounding. Then she saw the note, written on hotel stationary. Bella, I’m so sorry. I do love you. I thought I had more time. Jim “And then he left the room,” said the kitten-faced girl. She had wide wounded eyes and no name. With those words the memory