The Time Machine
Is time travel possible? What if? Those two most terrible words “what if?” These words inspire a 19th century scientist to create a machine, not just any machine but a machine for travelling through time. Into the future he travels into a world of war and destruction, as the conflict escalates the time traveller sees the effect it has on people the way they age the way they dress. But then suddenly in a strange prediction the author has pre conceived the concept of a nuclear holocaust. As the world ends the time traveller watches slowly as the world recovers from the cold winter until 800,000 AD when at last the earth seems habitable once again.
Determined to find a better future he discovers a paradise of people living free lives, or so he thinks. For all is not as it appears, as the people seem somewhat brain dead to him. When a noise, frighteningly similar to the air raid sirens from the Great War starts blaring people hypnotised March towards a great gate in the cliffs never to return. Too his horror the scientist discovers that after the Holocaust there were two types of survivors.
The human race had split and now become two, the fair, surface dwelling Eloy who risked life on the surface and those who fled underground. After centuries underground the survivors on emerging from the caverns were warped and twisted into the hulking Morlocks and found they could no longer survive on the surface and began predating on the vulnerable Eloy, a perversion of every natural law. The scientist sets off unaided to rescue his Eloy friends unaided by the others who seem brain washed into acceptance. Fighting back he rescues the Eloy and teaches them to fight back against the Morlocks unfortunately during the struggle he was forced overload his time machine to cause a chain reaction destroying the Morlocks city. Concluding that time travel is impossible now he is now free to live his life untroubled by the thoughts of what if.