Science Fiction History: 1930 H.G. Wells and The Time Machine
About the 1930 sci-fi novel The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, first of its kind to explore time travel.
--1930. In The Time Machine (1895) H. G. Wells invented the concept of time travel, but his Traveller did not leave earth. Other novels delved into our future, but it was another Englishman, Olaf Stapledon, who, in Last and First Men, visited mankind's far-distant future not only on earth but on Venus and Neptune as well, envisioning the most vast staggering technical and physical changes.