Yesterday’s Dream of Tomorrow

"Towards the south-west, in the direction of nineteenth-century Banstead, I observed far off, a vast structure. It was much larger than the largest ruins I knew…" In 'The Time Machine' H.G. Wells describes the architecture of the future as being "large", "vast" and "colossal". Now although I greatly admire the magnificient, epic post-apocalyptic renderings of…

Ruined Museums

"…the building had fallen to ruin. Only jagged edges of glass remained in the huge windows and massive sheets of facing had broken away from the corroded metal framework." Following on from my previous post, we exited the butterfly tent and went on to explore the cool, dimly lit recesses of the Natural History Museum.…

Like Butterflies

This photograph of my daughter (resident Time Machine artist) and her pretty little winged friend was taken inside a butterfly tent that had been temporarily erected on the lawns right outside the Natural History Museum in London. The butterflies had no airs or graces, they would assert their right to land on your shoulder, head…

Wells Addiction

Reading 'The Time Machine' more than rekindled my interest in Wellsian science fiction—I was burning with an almost addictive desire to read more of his work. As a boy I'd been an avid reader of 1950s sci-fi authors, such as Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein but had only read a couple of Wells's works. I'm sure…

The Script

Best Fit The first draft of 'The Time Machine' script, the spoken part of the Time Traveller, was written over a three month period during 2010. I read and reread the novel before beginning the subtractive process of carefully chiseling down what I considered to be poignant parts of H.G. Wells's writing, gradually honing it…

Here be real Morlock wells

I'm constantly searching for new visual ideas for 'The Time Machine' album art, usually something dark, dirty and grimy to complement my music—well the beginning of the tale is set in the midst of the industrial revolution, so the dirtier and grimier, the better. I took this photograph from the bottom of a well at…

A day at the theatre

Well we finally made it to the Dominion Theatre, London to see Jeff Wayne's 'Musical Version of The War of the Worlds' and of course there's a little story to tell. Emerging from Euston Station into the cold and rain we followed Euston Road (A501) west beneath dismal, grey skies, making our way steadily across…