Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lost Book Gem: "The Time Machine" - H.G. Wells


"I danced myself right out the womb.
Is it strange to dance so soon?"
--> T. Rex <--



"The Time Machine" - H.G. Wells (1895)...is a classic sci-fi tale about a gentleman discussing his latest invention with a small and unbelieving group of dinner guests.

Of course this intricate contraption is called...a time machine. (btw...the 'time machine' term we have all become familiar with was first coined by Wells.)

The inventor tells of his strange traveling experiments that carried him off into the future where he finds himself way the 'H' in the 81st century.
H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells' thought provoking ideas on evolution are worthy of discussion...and appreciating the fact this novel was written nearly 120 years ago makes it all-the-more amazing.

Long before our man Gene-O was writing about explorers "boldly going where no man had gone before"...legendary sci-fi author, H.G. Wells was dreaming of doing a little cosmic dancing himself.

T. Rex  -  "Cosmic Dancer"  Electric Warrior  (1971)


I was dancing when I was twelve 
I was dancing when I was aaah 
I danced myself right out the womb 
Is it strange to dance so soon 
I danced myself right out the womb 

I was dancing when I was eight 
Is it strange to dance so late 
I danced myself into the tomb 
Is it strange to dance so soon 
I danced myself into the tomb 

Is it wrong to understand 
The fear that dwells inside a man 
What's it like to be a loon 
I liken it to a balloon 

I danced myself out of the womb 
Is it strange to dance so soon 
I danced myself into the tomb 
But when again once more.


Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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