H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells, known as H.G. Wells, was an English science fiction writer, sociologist, and historian who lived from 1866 to 1946. Born in Bromley, England, Wells is considered one of the pioneers of science fiction and is best known for his works “The War of the Worlds” (1898), “The Time Machine” (1895), and “The Invisible Man” (1897). These works are known for their imaginative and futuristic scenarios, their vivid descriptions of technology and science, and their exploration of the human condition. Wells’ writing is characterized by its visionary ideas, its vivid storytelling, and its powerful social commentary, and his works continue to be widely read and loved by audiences around the world. Despite facing numerous challenges, including poverty and ill health, Wells remained a dedicated and visionary writer, and his works continue to be celebrated for their timeless appeal and their enduring impact on science fiction and English literature.

by George Charles Beresford, black and white glossy print, 1920

Books by H. G. Wells