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September 15, 2017

The Time Machine Free Audiobook & H.G. Wells Science Fiction

Travel into the future with H.G. Wells' classic novel The Time Machine. Bear witness to Morlocks and more in the year 802,701 A.D. This audio book is available on MP3 Digital Download from Project Gutenberg. It is well narrated by Roy Trumbull who runs The Story Spieler site which features many other stories and interesting audio programs. Check out this version and two other free versions of this classic science fiction audio book:

The Time Machine (from Project Gutenberg)

The Time Machine (from LibriVox)

The Time Machine (from Lit2Go)

For all of our offering from the great author H.G. Wells, browse his author page here:

H.G. Wells Audio Books & Short Stories

Also for an introduction to the science fiction of H.G. Wells, check out this lecture from The Great Courses:

H.G. Wells and Utopian Science Fiction

This lecture is part of a course from The Great Courses called Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature taught by Professor Pamela Bedore, Ph.D.. This course and over 300 other courses can be accessed with a subscription to The Great Courses Plus.

The final decades of the 19th century saw the birth and development of science fiction as a new literary genre, with the concept of utopia in particular being a favorite subject of early writers. In this free Great Course lecture, Literature Professor Pamela Bedore focuses on two books by science fiction forefather H.G. Wells that ask the question: is imagining a utopia inherently a part of science fiction? Using both Wells' classic The Time Machine and a lesser known work called A Modern Utopia as her texts, Professor Bedore demonstrates how science fiction can be utilized to explore how current societies might evolve if certain trends predominate, leading to interesting utopian futures that sometimes look positive on the surface, but often come with hidden costs.

For more science fiction from H.G. Wells try out The War of the Worlds:

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated his War of the Worlds radio drama. In 1938, the realistic news bulletins that began the broadcast suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Listen to this dramatization of the most famous alien-invasion story of all time. This broadcast is available on YouTube through the Newseum (interactive museum of news and journalism) channel.

The War of the Worlds (1938 Radio Broadcast)

To download the original radio drama produced by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air, check out:

The Mercury Theatre on the Air (collection on MP3 audio download)

And for a lot of Orson Welles radio programs check out this podcast:

Orson Welles: On The Air Podcast

And if you want to listen to a free audio book version of H.G. Wells' original War of the Worlds then check out:

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (from Librivox)

The War of the Worlds Podcast