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H.G. Wells
Herbert George "H.G." Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is sometimes called the father of science fiction, as... show more
Herbert George "H.G." Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is sometimes called the father of science fiction, as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist. Novels like Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole.
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Birth date: 1866-09-21
Died: 1946-08-13
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 week ago
Interesting concept, but the execution fell a bit flat (or old fashioned - it was written in 1895). Central themes, besides the minor time-travel aspect, include how the social class divide and technological innovations have altered humanity. This book provides something to think about.
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 6 months ago
Decent read. Liked the interactions with the Invisible Man and the other characters, especially the innkeeper. Didn't care for his violence too much.
Dreamer and Daydreamer
Dreamer and Daydreamer rated it 6 months ago
I don't really read a lot of classic fiction written in the 19th to the early 20th century since I usually find those to be boring. In fact, the classics I tend to like were written in the latter half of the 20th century. Nevertheless, I decided to read a classic of Science Fiction, The Time Machine...
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR rated it 7 months ago
Reviewed at Sinfully.If you want a quick, light, no-angst, friends to lovers romance for Valentine’s Day, Bromantically Yours just might fit the bill, especially if you’ve already read K.C. Wells’ [b:Out of the Shadows|35455651|Out of the Shadows|K.C. Wells|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1497771...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 9 months ago
This is a classic that I never read and I always meant to, and it's short so it didn't take long at all. It was just okay for me. My favorite parts of the book were the beginning and the end, not so much the parts when the time traveler is actually in the future. But, it is amazing to think that Wel...
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