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WellsEnglish author, futurist, essayist, historian, socialist, and teacher wrote The War of the Worlds ; Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment. The invasion of earth by aliens from Mars, tripods attacking with Heat Rays and Black Smoke and the evacuation of London while people were terrorised in the surrounding countryside became one of the first internationally read modern science fiction stories.
Wells is often credited, along with Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne as being one of the fathers of science fiction. The popular novel foreshadowed things to come for the human race: Part prophet, part pessimist, Wells was a prolific author not just of science fiction but also fiction and non, utopian and dystopian short stories, travel sketches, histories, and socio-political commentary.
While his most popular works tend to show a bleak future for humanity, he was not without his sardonic wit and wry humour; Think of all the advantages of a cheap possession--cheap and nasty, if you will--compared with some valuable substitute.
Suppose you need this or that. It lasts like a family curse. Her mahogany was avuncular; her china remotely ancestral; her feather beds and her bedsteads! The Wells were quite poor and it was not the happiest of marriages; they would soon live apart though neither re-married.
At an early age Herbert was an avid reader but it would be some years before his talents as a writer were realised.
The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll followed; Thus even in a shop assistant does the warmth of manhood assert itself Wells was not able to complete the requirements for his degree and lost his scholarship, so, faced with financial hardship he moved to Fitzroy Road in London to live with his Aunt and Uncle Wells.
His cousin Isabel Mary also lived with them and they were soon married, in It lasted only four years; Wells left her for one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins Jane whom he married in and had two sons with: George Philip and Frank Richard b. Wells had liaisons with a number of other women, who became models for his characters, while married to Jane: The great thing was not marriage but love.
For quite some time Wells had been writing stories and in he had several published; Select Conversations with an Uncle was his first, followed by The Time Machine which would become a best-seller.
Wells is credited as coining the term "time machine" and popularising the concept of time travel. His collection of essays and stories, Certain Personal Matters was followed by The Invisible Man ; The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried.
When the Sleeper Wakes was followed by Love and Mr.
LewishamThe First Men in the Moon and his first non-fiction best-seller about what the world would be like in the yearAnticipations A Modern Utopia was published in ; Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
Wells continued his prodigious output of fiction and non-fiction essays and articles on politics, liberalism, democracy, and on society including Tono-BungayFloor GamesThe Great State: Britling Sees It Through After he published Outline of History he followed it up with A Short History of the World "to meet the needs of the busy general reader Wells collaborated with his son, zoologist and author George P.
They discussed issues of modern civilisation, government and education, comparing them in the East and West. Wells was fast becoming a celebrity and he traveled extensively, meeting with world leaders and fellow authors. It would be the last book published during his lifetime.
In a tribute to his friend of over 40 years, George Bernard Shaw wrote in the New Statesman--"he never behaved like a gentleman nor like a shop assistant, nor like a schoolmaster, nor like anyone on earth but himself. And what a charmer he was!
Is there anything to add to that preface now?At a Glance. H. G. Wells' influence on the emerging field of science fiction is almost impossible to overstate. Trained in science and as a teacher, Herbert George Wells .
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.
PREFACE to first edition. THIS BOOK was to be an autobiography. I was made into a computer fifty years ago. I was the second scientist ever hired by IBM, and I watched the Watsons on Olympus, and Bill Norris and Ken Olsen and Gene Amdahl, and a thousand great commercial and academic figures.
Author Wells was born as Herbert George Wells in Brombley, Kent, The United Kingdom. His birth took place on September 21, Wells was the youngest of the 4 children of Sarah Neal and Joseph Wells and was called as Bertie by his family members. Herbert George Wells was one of the world's most talented writers.
He was able to write in many styles, whether it be science-fiction or nonfiction. Although talented in many areas and genres of the literary world, it is for his contribution to the realm of science-fiction that he will always be remembered.
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