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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction". Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption – dubbed “Wells’s law” – leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialised 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 such as Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle-class life, led to the suggestion 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. A diabetic, Wells co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (known today as Diabetes UK) in 1934... Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, historian, illustrator and naturalist. She's worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and in raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She lives in Suffolk, UK.

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H.G. Wells - The World Set Free

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H.G. Wells - The Island of Doctor Moreau

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H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man

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H.G. Wells - Tales of Space and Time

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H.G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

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H.G. Wells - Short Stories

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H.G. Wells - The war of the worlds

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Philip K. Dick, H.G. Wells, Kurt Vonnegut, Randall Garrett, Jack London, Isaac Asimov, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ayn Rand & Rudyard Kipling - Science Fiction Stories

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Science Fiction Stories

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H.G. Wells - Marriage

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H.G. Wells - The First Men in the Moon

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H.G. Wells - The Sea Lady

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H.G. Wells - The Sleeper Awakes

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H.G. Wells - The time machine

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Mark Twain, Thomas Paine, Leo Tolstoy, Lew Wallace, George MacDonald, H.G. Wells, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Herman Melville & Wilkie Collins - 50 Classic Books, Vol. 2

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H.G. Wells - The Time Machine

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H.G. Wells - The War in the Air

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H.G. Wells - The Wonderful Visit

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H.G. Wells - In the Days of the Comet

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H.G. Wells - The Red Room

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H.G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

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H. P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Rafael Sabatini & Jules Verne - 50 Classic Page Turners

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H.G. Wells - When the Sleeper Wakes

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H. G. Wells & Greg Bear - The Time Machine

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Jane Austen, H. Rider Haggard, Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells & Golgotha Press - 50 Classic English Authors

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50 Classic English Authors

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H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

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