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I received a review copy of The Time Machine from The Quarto Group for free. Opinions are my own.
H.G. Wells is easily the father of the science fiction novel. His works are timeless. The Time Machine is a perfect candidate for the Classics Reimagined series that the Quarto Group has put out. Other works include Frankenstein and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A story like The Time Machine has been redone by so many people over the years. This take on the work uses the unabridged version of the book with illustrations by Ale + Ale, two Italian artists Alessandro Lecis and Alessandra Panzeri. The illustrations are beautiful and the way the book is laid out also includes interesting typefaces and graphic design. It is a classic made modern again.
While the content is very dense I can remember reading it as a kid. Or maybe I know the story because in science fiction it is ubiquitous, everyone has sampled from it in most time travel movies, books, comics, and TV shows. No, I’m pretty sure I read it as a kid. Reading it again I still find the wording challenging. However, it is worth reading because of how influential the book was been. It may be easier to convince your kids to read it in this format because of the illustrations throughout. They break things up and enhance the enjoyment of the read.
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