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The Space Machine

Copyright 1976 by Christopher Priest

SOJALS rating:     
one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Good (2/5)

I first read this in 1977 and most recently on the 15th August 2006.

The Time Machine
meets
War Of The Worlds

That says it all really. This is the book that had to be written. It was an opportunity to good to miss. Can't understand why H. G. Wells didn't do it himself, but thankfully Christopher Priest took up the challenge and delivers brilliantly.

I loved it then and I love it now. It's great fun and Priest resists the urge to slip in too many future pretensions.

What's it got: Rip-roaring old fashioned adventure and Amelia. And Amelia is a most admirable woman.

Loaded on the 16th December 2006.
    
Cover of The Space Machine