H.G. Wells did not only write about Scientific Fiction in the 1890s. He also wrote about Gothic Tales (Island of Dr. Moreau) Social Comedies (Wheels of Chance) Whimsical fantasies about angelic visitations (The Wonderful Visit) Journalisms (Certain Personal Matters)
Wells Idea Wells received some ideas for his scientific writings from Grant Allen. Allen was a seasoned writer in Scientific Novels. His most famous novel was Physiological Aesthetics. Basically Allen paved the way for Wells Scientific Romance ideas.
Luckhurst believed The Time Machine was an excellent novel that Wells used to express many points. He says, What I want to do here is establish how in The Time Machine, Wells crystallized the possibilities of the scientific romance from inside an evolutionary paradigm. Luckhurst really enjoyed the book, and Wells other writings, and is striving to praise his accomplishments.
Luckhurst is using his article to show how the Time Machine was not only a novel. He uses Allens work as a precursor to Wells work, and then uses Bellamys ideas as a type of proof. By doing this, Luckhurst somewhat concretes his appreciation to the Time Machine.