Herbert George Wells, better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary.
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About the Author
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.
Date of Birth:September 21, 1866
Date of Death:August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:London, England
Education:Normal School of Science, London, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Somebody in Hollywood was looped at a party and said, "Hey! Here's a H.G. Wells story nobody's put on film yet." Soooooo.... I was Privileged (?) to be in Belle Glade, Fla. when they shot their scenes there, and they shot them at my boss's sugar processing plant. I met Robert Strauss, a bit actor of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, on Avenue E. one afternoon, and had a small conversation. Told him I'd bumped into him outside of the Lamb's Club in the city a decade before. Well, the movie, much like the book, was disjointed and far from thrilling. At least the book earned two stars. The movie didn't even earn one.
I like where the book was going, it just didn't have a lot of content. The story could have been better with some embellishment. I suppose I shouldn't have expected a lot from a 20 page short story.