Trying to socially engineer the world’s population is not easy. Especially when you discover that a pair of reluctant time travellers keep on getting in the way of your plan.
The problem all started with James Urquhart, science lecturer, living in 2015, enjoying a walk in the countryside. and meeting Elizabeth Bicester, a Victorian Cambridge graduate, at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873.
Of course at the time, he didn’t know it was 1873. All he knew was he’d found a rather attractive woman who looked like she’d fallen straight out of a Tissot painting.
Perhaps if he hadn’t left his phone and she hadn’t picked it up, the story might have ended there; and time travel would have carried on its normal path.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas explored in HG Wells’ novella, published in 1895, in which the Time Traveller moves forward to 802,701 AD. There he finds humanity has evolved into the Eloi and Morlocks, where the Eloi are small but leisured fruitarians and the Morlocks live below ground, carry out the workand have a different diet. Escaping the Morlocks, he travels millions of years into the future, where the environment no longer supports humanity.
Bognor Regis Write Club Short Story Competition The Winners are Announced 15th July 2019 saw all our finalists, judges and guests gather together at the Regis Centre, Bognor Regis, to be entertained by Simon Brett and to find out who the winners were of our 2019 competition. Click here to read the blog and see the pics