H. G. Wells

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H. G. Wells in 1920.

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author. He was born in Bromley, Kent. He wrote about 50 books.[1] He was one of the inventors of science fiction, and also wrote novels and utopias. He wrote books such as The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. He also explained how the things he wrote about could actually happen. Some of his books have been made into movies. He had diabetes. He died in London.

Works[change | change source]

Science fiction[change | change source]

Utopian books[change | change source]

  • A Modern Utopia (1905)
  • New worlds for Old (1908)
  • The World Set Free (1914)
  • The Shape of Things to Come (1933)
  • Guide for the New World (1941)
  • Mind at the End of its Tether (1945)

Novels[change | change source]

  • Love and Mr Lewisham (1900)
  • Kipps (1905)
  • Ann Veronica (1909)
  • The history of Mr Polly (1910)

References[change | change source]

  1. Haynes R.D. 1980. H.G. Wells: discoverer of the future. Macmillan, London. ISBN 0 333 27186 6