Another Look at the Jellyfish, by Rachel Murray

Figure 1. Jellyfish washed ashore in Italy. Wikimedia Commons Towards the end of H. G. Wells’s science fiction novella ‘The Time Machine’ (1895), a Victorian scientist travels thirty million years into the future, where he is confronted with a dying world: ‘All the sounds of man, the bleating of sheep, the cries of birds, the hum of insects, the stir that makes the background of our lives—all that was over.’ Standing on an empty beach beneath a fading sun, he detects a final sign of movement: It was a round thing, the size…continue reading →