"Poised between intransigent scepticism and uncritical credulity, it [science fiction] is par excellence the literature of the open mind."
One of the problems explored in this novel is the role of people who live a long time. This is not quite as pressing a problem as the author seems to think; however, it is true that the average lifespan of a human being has gone from roughly 54 years in the year 1900 to about 75 years in 2000.
The name is, of course, taken from the gentle surface-dwelling children of the future from H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. The name suggests some sort of weakness, and raises the following question in the readers mind: Who are the Morlocks who prey upon them?
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