H.G. Wells

Herbert George Wells is generally considered, along with Jules Verne, to be one of the ‘Fathers of Science fiction’.

He wrote The Time Machine (1895)

The Time Machine was followed by a largely forgotten fantasy, The Wonderful Visit (1895), about an angel who arrives in a village.

The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) is a much darker story about vivisection.

The Wheels of Chance (1896) was followed by one of Well’s most often-filmed works, The Invisible Man (1897), a novel which includes a great deal of amusing slap-stick.

The War of the Worlds (1898) and

When the Sleeper Wakes (1899) was a dystopian novel. Wells revised it in 1910 as The Sleeper Awakes.

The First Men in the Moon (1901), one of Wells’ most enjoyable adventures, is a satire on British Imperialism.

The World Set Free (1914) introduced a new word to the English language, the ‘atom bomb’.

Sources
  • Burden, Brian J. (1984) ”Decoding The Time Machine” in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction #31, 1984
  •  (1985) ”Decoding The Time Machine, 2: Across the Zodiac” in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction #35, Winter 1985/86
  • Parrinder, Patrick (ed., 1972) H.G. Wells: The Critical Heritage
  •  (1974) News from Nowhere, The Time Machine and the Break-Up of Classical Realism” in Science Fiction Studies #10, Volume3, Part 3, November 1976
  •  (1991) ”News from the Land of No News” in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction #51, Spring 1991
  •  (1993) ”H.G. Wells and the Fall of Empires” in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction #57, Spring 1993
  •  (1995) Shadows of the Future: H.G. Wells, Science Fiction and Prophecy
  • (ed., 2000) Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia
  • Wells, H. G. (1895) The Time Machine
  • (1895) The Wonderful Visit
  •  (1896) The Island of Doctor Moreau
  •  (1896) The Wheels of Chance
  •  (1897) The Invisible Man
  •  (1898) The War of the Worlds
  •  (1899) When the Sleeper Wakes
  •  (1900) Love and Mr Lewisham
  •  (1901) The First Men in the Moon
  •  (1902) The Sea Lady
  •  (1904) The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
  •  (1905) Kipps
  •  (1905) A Modern Utopia
  •  (1906) In the Days of the Comet
  •  (1908) The War in the Air
  •  (1909) Tono-Bungay
  •  (1909) Ann Veronica
  •  (1910) The History of Mr Polly
  •  (1910) The Sleeper Awakes (1910, revised edition of When the Sleeper Wakes, 1899)
  •  (1911) The New Machiavelli
  •  (1912) Marriage
  •  (1913) The Passionate Friends
  •  (1914) The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
  •  (1914) The World Set Free
  •  (1915)  Bealby: A Holiday
  •  (1915)  The Research Magnificent
  •  (1916)  Mr Britling Sees It Through
  •  (1917)  The Soul of a Bishop
  •  (1918)  Joan and Peter: A Story of an Education
  •  (1919)  The Undying Fire
  •  (1922)  The Secret Places of the Heart
  •  (1923)  Men Like Gods
  •  (1924)  The Dream
  •  (1925)  Christina Alberta’s Father
  •  (1926)  The World of William Clissold
  •  (1927)  Meanwhile
  •  (1928)  Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
  •  (1932)  The Autocracy of Mr Parham
  •  (1932)  The Bulpington of Blup
  •  (1933)  The Shape of Things to Come
  •  (1936)  The Croquet Player
  •  (1937)  Brynhild
  •  (1937)  Star Begotten
  •  (1937)  The Camford Visitation
  •  (1938)  Apropos of Dolores
  •  (1938)  The Brothers
  •  (1939)  The Holy Terror
  • — (1940)  Babes in the Darkling Wood
  •  (1940)  All Aboard for Ararat
  •  (1941)  You Can’t Be Too Careful
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