Time travel is not just a feature of niche science fiction. All stories are ‘time machines’ of a sort: every time we read a book or recount our experiences to someone else, we also travel imaginatively backwards and forwards through time.
In this podcast, Simon James and Jennifer Terry introduce the main themes of Palace Green Library’s new exhibition Time Machines: The Past, the Future, and How Stories Take us There. They explain how the exhibition came to be centred around the original manuscript of H.G. Wells’s novel The Time Machine, and how it expanded to show how all fiction plays imaginatively with time.
This podcast was produced by Andrea Rangecroft. Book extracts read by Neil Armstrong, Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, and Samantha Morris.
The Time Machines exhibition runs until 3rd September at Palace Green Library. It is accompanied by a series of talks, film screenings and other events. Join the conversation on twitter via #PGLTimeTraveller.