La Máquina del Tiempo

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Sportula, Mar 18, 2015 - Dystopias - 132 pages

Prólogo de Félix J. Palma
Traducción de Rodolfo Martínez

La primera gran historia de viajes en el tiempo y una de las grandes novelas de ciencia ficción de todas las épocas. Una especulación arriesgada y sumamente aguda no sólo en lo científico, sino, y especialmente, en lo social y lo político.

El Crononauta de Wells recorrerá distintos momentos de nuestro futuro para acabar en una remota y aparentemente utópica sociedad en la que la humanidad se ha dividido en dos especies tan antagónicas como dependientes la una de la otra: los apacibles Elois y los siniestros Morlocks. La evolución social que prefigura ese escenario sigue siendo, más de cien años después de su publicación, uno de los momentos más brillantes y estremecedores de la ciencia ficción de todos los tiempos.

Y como complemento perfecto a la novela, Félix J. Palma (El mapa del tiempo, El mapa del cielo, El mapa del caos) realiza un interesante repaso al proceso creativo de Wells, la intencionalidad, a menudo política, de su obra y el eco que la novela alcanzó en su tiempo.

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About the author (2015)

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79. Felix J. Palma has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. His devotion to the short story genre has earned him more than a hundred awards. "The Map of Time", his first book published in the United States, was an instant "New York Times" bestseller and received the prestigious 2008 Ateneo de Sevila XL Prize. It has been published in more than thirty countries. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed "The Map of the Sky". Palma lives in Spain. Please visit FelixJPalma.es.

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