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Having read The Time Machine and Stephen Baxter s brilliant and amusing The Time Ships , I just HAD to read this What a shame The story has much potential but unfortunately it s padded out with an element of fantasy, King Arthur and the search for Excalibur, that really does not belong and, in my opinion, ruins it.It turns out that K.W Jeter wrote the story as part of a project relating to the Arthurian legend, and NOT as a hommage to, and development of, H.G.Wells story To claim it as o Having read The Time Machine and Stephen Baxter s brilliant and amusing The Time Ships , I just HAD to read this What a shame The story has much potential but unfortunately it s padded out with an element of fantasy, King Arthur and the search for Excalibur, that really does not belong and, in my opinion, ruins it.It turns out that K.W Jeter wrote the story as part of a project relating to the Arthurian legend, and NOT as a hommage to, and development of, H.G.Wells story To claim it as one of the first steampunk novels is to give itcredit than it deserves there s very little steam or punk in it at all.If you re looking for a good response to Wells, read Baxter Much, much better than this 3.5How could I possibly resist The Time Machine sequel If I were to label this in comparison to the present and popular steampunk books, it would hardly pass as one I would not compare them though This is steampunk Hell, the author coined the term The story starts right after the dinner the narrator attended in The Time Machine Edward Hocker leaves with Dr Ambrose and gets dragged into a fight for saving mankind and Time itself.There aretropes in this story than it is necessary, but 3.5How could I possibly resist The Time Machine sequel If I were to label this in comparison to the present and popular steampunk books, it would hardly pass as one I would not compare them though This is steampunk Hell, the author coined the term The story starts right after the dinner the narrator attended in The Time Machine Edward Hocker leaves with Dr Ambrose and gets dragged into a fight for saving mankind and Time itself.There aretropes in this story than it is necessary, but they don t ruin it There is mythical hero, a quest to combine four items, a sacrifice, a nod to Jules Verne, good vs evil fight and a lot of others The thing is, every time I thought that I knew what s going to happen next, the author surprised me Every time I knew who the next enemy was, someone else was in that place Every time I thought that one thing would happen, something else mocked my expectations Don t read this if you haven t read The Time Machine What are you waiting for anyway We know that the creator of the machine returned to the future and was never seen again Here you find out that he was killed by Morlocks who used the machine to try to invade 1890s England and from there and then the world But, England has her heroes who come back every time a threat such as this one comes along I would have preferredinsight into the Morlock society The Morlocks the creator of the time machine encountered in were of lower class The smarter andcapable ones were waiting for him when he returned We only see one of those here I liked this very much even without the things I d prefer or with the ones that were too much #DOWNLOAD KINDLE ì Morlock Night ⚸ What happened when the time machine returned Morlock Night is a memorably different excursion in science fiction a gripping classic adventure in past, present and future with some startling surprising When Chocolate Milk Moved in present and future with some startling surprising This book wasn t for me, unfortunately I m a little surprised, andthan a little disappointed, to have to say that As a reader I m attracted to big, wild, crazy ideas If the ideas are cool enough, I mthan willing to look past the parts of a book that don t work quite as well And this book one of the original steampunk novels, written by the man who originated the very term practically boils over with wonderful ideas A direct sequel to H G Wells s The Time Machine Sign me This book wasn t for me, unfortunately I m a little surprised, andthan a little disappointed, to have to say that As a reader I m attracted to big, wild, crazy ideas If the ideas are cool enough, I mthan willing to look past the parts of a book that don t work quite as well And this book one of the original steampunk novels, written by the man who originated the very term practically boils over with wonderful ideas A direct sequel to H G Wells s The Time Machine Sign me up Submarines, Morlocks, Victorian sewers, time machines, and King Arthur How could this be anything but a wild romp Alas I m sorry to say this fell quite flat for me.It begins with terrific promise, picking up just moments after the Time Traveler of Wells s novel has finished relating the tale of his far future travels to his dinner guests But then Merlin shows up, and things quickly get muddled Our hero, Edwin Hocker, is a completely ineffectual twit who spends most of the book demanding that other characters explain things to him He s dragged from adventure to adventure by the people around him or, on multiple occasions, sheer dumb luck His sidekick Tafe, the laconic warrior lady, is so thinly characterized that I frequently forgot about her entirely She tends to disappear for tens of pages at a time, even when she s supposedly trekking right along with Hocker The plot itself leans just a little heavily on plot coupons Although, in the coupons defense, the notion of using a time machine to make multiple copies of Excalibur is pretty neat And when Hocker finally assumes something resembling a heroic mantle, the climax of the novel is related in passing, told to us in summary during the final 10 pages Frustrating.It s entirely possible that this book just happens to rub up against several of my readerly idiosyncrasies This book receives high praise as being one of the progenitors of steampunk Perhaps I m just the wrong audience for it One extra star for sheer audacity.A note on the afterword included in this edition In his afterword K W Jeter, Morlock Night Adam Roberts suggests that Jeter s brash and highly creative juxtaposition of Arthuriana and The Time Machine was intended as a textual counterpoint to Twain s A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur s Court Well, I dunno, maybe it was But I think there s a simpler explanation It s pretty well established that in the mid 1970s Jeter, Tim Powers, and a few other authors heard tell of a British publisher which was seeking to produce a series of books following the adventures of King Arther reincarnated during various historical periods As Powers himself relates in the introduction to this very same edition, they haggled over the assignment of historical periods Jeter won the Victorian era Powers got the 16th century hence his wonderful novel, The Drawing of the Dark What a mess this book is It reads like a comic book written by two or three different people, none of whom ever spoke to each other about what the plot s supposed to be I mean, okay, a sequel to The Time Machine s a cool idea, but then Jeter throws in King Arthur and Atlantis for no good reason He disregards the whole point of the original novel to introduce intelligent Morlocks who capture the time machine and use it to invade the 19th Century Why Shits and giggles, I guess We re never gi What a mess this book is It reads like a comic book written by two or three different people, none of whom ever spoke to each other about what the plot s supposed to be I mean, okay, a sequel to The Time Machine s a cool idea, but then Jeter throws in King Arthur and Atlantis for no good reason He disregards the whole point of the original novel to introduce intelligent Morlocks who capture the time machine and use it to invade the 19th Century Why Shits and giggles, I guess We re never given any explanation other than Morlocks are evil And then there s this woman who turns up at the end who s the secret mastermind of the Morlocks, and we re never told who she is Morgana La Fey or why she s helping them shits and giggles, again, I suppose.This whole thing is on the level of Star Trek writers running out of imagination and turning the Borg from a hivemind into drones under the command of a slinky, smexy queen This was an odd sequel to H G Wells book, The Time Machine Jeter interweaves Wells creation with Arthurian legend and Atlantean lore On top of that, Morlock Night is one of the earliest examples of Steam Punk The author of the afterword credits Jeter with not only the coining of the term but also the founding of the genre He forgets James Blaylock s The Ape Box Affair predates this novel It s hard to believe they along with Tim Powers started a sub genre with their books that became so This was an odd sequel to H G Wells book, The Time Machine Jeter interweaves Wells creation with Arthurian legend and Atlantean lore On top of that, Morlock Night is one of the earliest examples of Steam Punk The author of the afterword credits Jeter with not only the coining of the term but also the founding of the genre He forgets James Blaylock s The Ape Box Affair predates this novel It s hard to believe they along with Tim Powers started a sub genre with their books that became so popular today I definitely recommend going back to its source, though, and Morlock Night isn t a bad place to start Those who read steam punk and don t are missing some grand early texts It would be like reading cyberpunk, but never reading Gibson s Neuromancer Re reading The Time Machine first is a must Morlock Night definitely reads as a direct sequel, even with all the extra added twists An interesting point made by in the afterword is the book may owe almost as much to Mark Twain s time travel novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court It makes a lot of sense CT Yankee has been on my to read list for decades I think it might be the right time to finally read it Stay tuned and we ll see if it actually happens this time But I think Jeter harkens back to early fantasy also in this book The sequences in the London sewers and rowing across the underground ocean call to mind William Hope Hodgson and other early creators of fantastic fiction Those who criticize this book strictly on its science fictional merits rooted only to The Time Machine, I think, miss a lot of what Jeter was doing in this novel This is a jolly old romp, written in 1979, but it doesn t deserve the praise heaped on it by Tim Powers in his introduction and implicitly in the intelligent backgrounder by Adam Roberts at the end Powers own Anubis Gates 1983 is vastly superior as one of the originating texts of steampunk Morlock Night quite simply does not stand up to scrutiny as the equivalent of, say, Neuromancer , the genuinely well written founding novel of Cyberpunk Roberts does, however, usefully point out th This is a jolly old romp, written in 1979, but it doesn t deserve the praise heaped on it by Tim Powers in his introduction and implicitly in the intelligent backgrounder by Adam Roberts at the end Powers own Anubis Gates 1983 is vastly superior as one of the originating texts of steampunk Morlock Night quite simply does not stand up to scrutiny as the equivalent of, say, Neuromancer , the genuinely well written founding novel of Cyberpunk Roberts does, however, usefully point out the equal debt that the book pays to a very different American classic, Twain s Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.In fact, the book is quite poorly written with a version of late Imperial Britain that reminds one of similar American failures to capture the authentic voice of England.I was reminded of the lamentable performance of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins which caused every Brit to cringe in their cinema seat in this case, mangling English literature through youthful enthusiasm.The premise is that Jeter picks up where HG Wells left off in The Time Machine but he misses the point that Wells was writing a novella of science The Time Machine was a just on the edge of believable tale of space and time as it might be accepted by a moderately educated European of the late nineteenth century.Eighty or so years on, Jeter s version has no credible science in it at all, not even within the late nineteenth century context it purports to represent With its simple prose and hackneyed representations of the English gentleman, it has little literary merit It is, however, maniacally fun The book does have an insane energy,like a comic book or Hollywood blockbuster than a novel.H.G Wells novel, the psycho geography of London s sewers, Arthurian myth, the legend of Atlantis and the trope of the bad Hun a hint of Wewelsberg give us a rollicking mish mash that certainly entertains.Once our heroes go down into the London sewers, the book becomes an extended dream sequence masquerading as a novel Indeed, one has to suspend belief because there is nowhere else to turn One suspects that the opiate pleasures of Coleridge and De Quincey might well be cited as sources The geeky post adolescence of it all is epitomised in the portrayal of a female side kick Mr Jeter clearly had no interest in mere girls We are given a tight lipped cipher, Tafe, as if the author was at a total loss as to how to give reality to some fantasy that was in his head but was unable or unwilling to have translated on to the page.This book is thus either of historical interest to genre historians or a way to lose oneself in nonsense for a day or so but it is not really muchthan that My recommendation, since life is short, is that, if you want to see how modern science fiction writers have taken Wells and developed his story intelligently, you should go straight to two other books.Try Steve Baxter s The Time Ships or to Christopher Priest s The Space Machine Both are masterpieces of genre fiction.Having said all that, I did enjoy myself reading it and so might you Just don t allow anyone to tell you to take it seriously The cover design of this edition by John Coulthart, who has an excellent blog on design called Feuilleton , is perfect and it certainly seduced me into the book This will keep it in the library I m not sure how to rate this, because this book was hilariously hack It was a quick, fun read in a high camp sense I wonder if anyone has ever done a graphic novel version of this the fact that I m not even interested enough to look this up probably says something , because it seems like the kind of thing that would work even better with visuals, the Edwardian guy gaping at the Morlocks swarming all over London with an OMFG look So yeah, it s a sequel to The Time Machine in which the Mor I m not sure how to rate this, because this book was hilariously hack It was a quick, fun read in a high camp sense I wonder if anyone has ever done a graphic novel version of this the fact that I m not even interested enough to look this up probably says something , because it seems like the kind of thing that would work even better with visuals, the Edwardian guy gaping at the Morlocks swarming all over London with an OMFG look So yeah, it s a sequel to The Time Machine in which the Morlocks come back to London, and then you know, have to be stopped from their nefarious plans There is also a submarine which was confusing because where is it going to go It s a book where all the action just happens there isn t a lot of why involved, and what is there is delivered in goofy expositions But still, it was fun and moderately interesting to see some landmarks of science fiction come together clearly The Time Machine continues to be influential, and this book came about in the early days of steampunk so it does feel like it connects some dots if one is into that.I also liked this quote, from the protagonist, who is one of the guys who was at the dinner in the Wells book where the inventor tells his story, and is then walking home in this book where he gets suddenly caught up in the Morlock invasion Because who expects that, right AnywayThe problem with secret knowledge, I mused bitterly, is that no one ever wants to tell you any of itSo I think it s clear that Jeter is in on the winkingness of it all So what do I make of this book good question and one I am not sure how well I can answer especially so since I do not really want yo give the story away However one thing I will say is that there is an introduction by Tim Powers which actually explains some of the points I picked up and the similarities to one of his books I read some years ago.So the book, well first of all I didn t feel t was a sequel as such to the Time Machine did I feel disappointed since I had gone out my way to read So what do I make of this book good question and one I am not sure how well I can answer especially so since I do not really want yo give the story away However one thing I will say is that there is an introduction by Tim Powers which actually explains some of the points I picked up and the similarities to one of his books I read some years ago.So the book, well first of all I didn t feel t was a sequel as such to the Time Machine did I feel disappointed since I had gone out my way to read the original, I guess I should have been but I enjoyed re reading it too much to be upset This book as far as I was concerned too ideas from the time machine and several others and wove them in to a story that felt like Victorian England but was something totally different In fact in the introduction Tim Powers explained that K W Jeter had never even been to England at that point let alone explored London.So was I disappointed with the book once I realised it wasn t so heavily connected to the Wells book I was a little but I quickly realised I was missing somethingimportant I was missing a great ripping yarn, an impossible adventure which I can see now was at the forefront and if you read some references even led the steampunk revolution years ahead of its popular acceptance As such this book had its own place in history rather than riding on the back of another and for that I am really pleased I read this book and in the end really enjoyed it The idea of a sequel to H G Wells Time Machine is irresistible Morlocks stealing the time machine and invading England of the 1890s Fascinating If only someone other than K W Jeter wrote this Someone who actually had respect for the classic science fiction story Instead we get a jumble in which the original plot of the Time Machine is jettisoned for a mishmash concerning King Arthur, Merlin and the lost city of Atlantis Even then this could have been salvageable if not for Jeter s poo The idea of a sequel to H G Wells Time Machine is irresistible Morlocks stealing the time machine and invading England of the 1890s Fascinating If only someone other than K W Jeter wrote this Someone who actually had respect for the classic science fiction story Instead we get a jumble in which the original plot of the Time Machine is jettisoned for a mishmash concerning King Arthur, Merlin and the lost city of Atlantis Even then this could have been salvageable if not for Jeter s poor ability to write Or is it his poor ability to imitate H G Wells own marvelous style Probably just a poor writer doing a poor imitation There is not much to like here I find it amazing that readers have called this a milestone in Steampunk It does not bode well for the genre