Talk:The Time Machine

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 Definition An 1895 science-fiction novella by H.G. Wells in which a Time Traveller visits the far distant future and describes the human society of that day. [d] [e]
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novella or novel

Is it really under 40,000 words? I have an H.G. Welles anthology that Robert A. Heinlein gave me years ago and I suppose I could do a quick word approximation.... Hayford Peirce 17:19, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I believe it is about 32,000 words, thus falling within the definition of Novella as used for the Nebula Awards. I didn't reallize there was a separate article on novella on CZ, so the link goes to novel at the moment. James F. Perry 18:21, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
I didn't realize it was so short. And yes, I was confused about the links too. I'll straighten things out all over the place if I can. (When I, [and with Dave Alexander sometimes] was writing stories for Analog, I tried to keep short stories under 7,499 words, because they paid a higher word rate than Novelettes, which, in turn, we tried to keep under 17,499 words because the Novella rate was lower yet. We brought in a couple *just* under the limit, although I had to do a lot of cutting....) Hayford Peirce 18:46, 15 August 2009 (UTC)