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I traveled back in time to read “The Time Machine” about the future. I didn’t actually travel through any kind of wormhole or attempt to by reading “Ready Player One.” Nor did I buy myself a DeLorean (as did “Ready Player One” author Ernest Cline).

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But this is a movie poster, not a book cover. (Yes, but it captures the book’s vibe.) But who’s that blonde? (A love interest.) But there was no love interest …

However, I kind of did time travel. My brain read what someone (H. G. Wels) wrote at the end of the 19th century in the 21st century.

For a long time, I’ve enjoyed stories that play with time. So, it was about time I read H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine.” (To repeat the author of the book a second time.)

In the meantime, ever since I’ve had a plan to read “The Time Machine” all those years ago, every other movie and series out there is based on time and/or alternate dimensions. At least, that’s how it is currently (not currently, as in, right now, but recently, as in, over the past five years or so).

Overtime, this type of style (including the “Groundhog Day” repeat genre) is less and less timeless. (And wasting time on all of them is time consuming.)

So, not to waste any more time, I’ll say that I read the short novel “The Time Machine” (written by H.G. Wells, to repeat more times than I can count … 3) in a timely manner.

Why repeat the title and author time and time again? I don’t have an answer for that, but it (my repeating of the novel title “The Time Machine”) is in the past and shouldn’t affect our present or future. (But doesn’t it? Hasn’t it?)

“The Time Machine” wasn’t about time (as I’d learn, looking back … right now) but was an  adventure story just as it had been when first written, 10 years before Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, which makes it (“The Time Machine”) timeless (although, dated).

In the book (“Ready Player One”), there are moral obligations in the now for later. But, really, it is a simple journey story. (I meant to write “The Time Machine.” Too bad I can’t go back in time and fix that.)

If you want to skip to the end of this article like a time lapse, instead of reading the entire thing as if time were only linear, go ahead …

The end of this article: “The Time Machine” reminded me of Wells’ style in “The Invisible Man” rather than “The War of the Worlds” or “In the Days of the Comet” (the only other works I read by him – H.G. Wells).

And I didn’t care for “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is supposed to be great. (I saw the movie in the past, when it initially was released, and, today, cannot remember much about my opinion of it.)

And “Dark” is a Netflix series I’m currently watching (so far, presently, on episode 9). Subtitled, drearily paced, possibly stretching out the story structure, but it doesn’t insult the intelligence.