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H. G. Wells
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Herbert George "H. G. " Wells
(21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an
writer, now best known for his work in the
genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are
. His most notable science fiction works include
The War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
The Invisible Man
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally
context. He was also from an early date an outspoken
, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the
First World War
) sympathising with
views. His later works became increasingly political and
, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist. " Most of his later novels were not science fiction. Some described lower-middle class life (
The History of Mr Polly
), leading him to be touted as a worthy successor to
, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in
(1909), a diagnosis of
as a whole.
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H. G. Wells papers
University of Illinois
Works by H. G. Wells
A Short History of the World
at Project Gutenberg Canada
Archive of Wells' BBC broadcasts
Film interview with H.G. Wells
"Stephen Crane. From an English Standpoint"
Rabindranath Tagore: In conversation with H. G. Wells
"Woman and Primitive Culture"
New Statesman – In the footsteps of H G Wells
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"H. G. Wells's Idea of a World Brain: A Critical Re-assessment"
"Mr H. G. Wells and the Giants"
"The Internet: a world brain?"
"Science Fiction: The Shape of Things to Come"
"Who needs Utopia? A dialogue with my utopian self (with apologies, and thanks, to H. G. Wells)"
"When H. G. Wells Split the Atom: A 1914 Preview of 1945"
"Wells, Hitler and the World State"
"War of the Worldviews"
"History in the Science Fiction of H. G. Wells"
"FROM THE WORLD BRAIN TO THE WORLDWIDE WEB"
"The Beginning of Wisdom: On Reading H. G. Wells"
John Hammond, The Complete List of Short Stories of H. G. Wells
Website examining the legacy of The War Of The Worlds
"H.G. Wells Predictions Ring True, 143 Years Later"
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