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The Conquest Of Time

(1942)
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The Conquest of Time: Time is the one thing that governs our very being - whether young or old, at the end of our days or just starting out in life, time is a fixed quantity. Measurable and exact, it orders our days and instructs our activity with a rigid and monotonous regularity. But what if time were to become fluid? If the hands on the sundial could be altered to speed on to the next day, or to revert to our yesterdays? Wouldn't this have immeasurable implications on every aspect of our lives? And if time becomes transient, the concept of death must surely take on a very different flavour. Once the controlling force of time has been usurped, a whole host of philosophical questions come into play - questions that H G Wells ponders with remarkable dexterity. The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life 'The fantasies of dreamland go an immeasurable way beyond what is now conceivable and practical.' As an escape from the horrors of the final days of the Second World War, H G Wells turns his thoughts to the dream world - a world unbound by the logic and reason of earthly matter and a world where he can come face to face with deities and supernatural beings. The fantasy he conceives is intelligent, exotic and thoroughly entertaining.



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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Conquest Of Time & Happy Turning: A Dream Of Life (H.G. Wells debates)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-7551-0397-1 / 978-0-7551-0397-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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Paperback Editions

December 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: The Conquest of Time (Great Minds)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-87975-920-8 / 978-0-87975-920-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prometheus
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