An omnibus volume of the best science fiction novels by the grandfather of science fiction: unsurpassed in their timeless capacity to thrill and transfix, these are tales that reach to the heart of human ambition, fear, intelligence and hope.
This value-for-money volume contains the very greatest of the science fiction novels by H.G. Wells, one of the true Grandfathers of SF. The Orson Welles broadcast of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS on public radio was 'the night that panicked America' as listeners believed they really were being invaded by aliens. Films, TV series, audio tapes, spin-off movies (THE NIGHT THAT PANICKED AMERICA), and Jeff Wayne's hugely successful rock opera followed. All these novels have timeless appeal: THE INVISIBLE MAN has been filmed and used as the basis for a spin-off series and other writers' novels. THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, filmed three times, is the inspiration for such diverse talents as Ann Halam and THE SIMPSONS. THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON attracted the great FX master Ray Harryhausen to lend his talents to the movie; THE TIME MACHINE has been made into movies and TV series; Stephen Baxter's sequel, THE TIME SHIPS, received widespread acclaim. And H.G. Wells himself has appeared as a character in numerous books and films.
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H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T.H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.
Five Great Novels by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
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