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H.G. Wells Science Fiction Pioneer!


H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a highly successful English writer, historian, and teacher, but is mainly remembered for his classic and influential works of science fiction. His imaginative and scientific mind created a number of stories that have intrigued, terrified and thrilled readers for over a century.

Wells' works have been widely filmed and one of his stories was indirectly involved in what is often considered to be one of the greatest hoaxes in history. During an episode of a popular radio show on the evening of October 30, 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated a reading of War of the Worlds, a story of an alien invasion of Earth written 40 years earlier. The radio broadcast was so well done that many people actually believed an alien invasion was occurring as they listened to the terrified Orson Welles perform.

Though Wells wrote many other distinguished works that cover a wide range of topics, I’d like to recommend the following classic works:


When a mysterious stranger appears at a country inn swaddled in bandages from head to toe, the local townspeople become curious, suspicious and terrified. What hideous fate has fallen upon THE INVISIBLE MAN?


When some shipwrecked survivors land on a deserted Pacific island they thought their lives were spared, but instead, they were cast into the living hell that is THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.


A scientist builds a time machine and travels thousands of years into the future. He finds beauty, but he also finds the monstrous Morlocks! Can THE TIME MACHINE get him safely home?


Can the earth survive a martian attack? Find out in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS!

For these titles and all works by H.G. Wells, including audio books and film adaptations, please click on the link here: H.G. Wells catalog availability.

Submitted by Dan @ Central


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