| || The Amphibians Books|
by S. Fowler Wright
First book: 1925
In the first part of the story—The Amphibians: A Romance of 500,000 Years—the narrator follows two earlier time travelers into the far future because they never returned, and he encounters one monstrous being after another, including, of course, the Amphibian himself, all as a setting to write about morality. The work was reprinted in 1930 as the first part of The World Below along with a second part (later called The Dwellers.
It’s true enough, what they’ve told you, as far as we can tell it. As to theories of time and space, I know no more than you do. I used to think they were obvious. I’ve heard the Professor talk two nights a week for three years, and I’ve realised that it isn’t all quite as simple as it seemed, though I don’t get much further. But the next room’s a fact. We lay things down on the central slab, and the room goes dark, and we go back in two minutes, and it gets light again, and they’re still there. And the Professor says he’s projected them 500,000 years ahead in the interval, and they don’t look any the worse for the journey.