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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. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
When a diplomat dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of 'dream visions' he has been experiencing, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years.
This classic novel by ‘The Godfather of Science fiction’ has been beautifully reprinted and bound in handsome blue livery with stunning gold lettering; it would make a perfect gift. Considering this was first published in 1933 the writing is hauntingly prescient and even now the book retains its ability to challenge and provoke thought and discussion.
A special edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. A brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The time traveller finds himself on an idyllic Earth inhabited by the small, incredibly beautiful Eloi people who live quiet, purposeless lives in paradise. Yet all is not as it seems, and beneath the earth Morlocks - a terrifying, cannibal race that toil in the darkness - are lying in wait . . . Considered by many to be the best science-fiction novel of all time, The Time Machine is a pioneering classic and truly gripping tale from the author of The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man.
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.
H.G. Wells's 1909 novel centres on the coming of age of the spirited Ann Veronica, who runs away from her sheltered suburban home to live in London. There she mingles with feminists, studies biology, learns jiu jitsu, and even participates in a suffragette raid on the House of Commons that lands her in jail. When originally published, the novel was deemed poisonous for its bold treatment of an adulterous romance that only lightly veiled Wells's extramarital affairs. While critics debate whether the shift to romance undermines the novel's feminist themes, readers continue to be engaged by its vividly realized heroine and its rich portrayal of the tumultuous social movements of Edwardian London. Historical documents expand on the novel's autobiographical dimension with letters between Wells and Amber Reeves, the model for Ann Veronica; also included are materials on the suffrage movement, attempts to censor the novel, and the New Woman.
The classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion is now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None. One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it's discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance. The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London - and the world - begins. Now with a new introduction by Stephen Baxter. 'A true classic' GUARDIAN 'Immortal science fiction' TELEGRAPH
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive. When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . . H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels.
THE SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC, SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC DRAMA For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive. When an alien capsule lands on Horsell Common, Woking, crowds of astonished onlookers gather. But wonder soon turns to terror when the Martians emerge. Armed with deadly heat rays, the aliens begin their conquest of earth. Confronted by powers beyond our control, a technology far in advance of our own, and a race of alien invaders which regard us as no more than ants, humankind faces extinction. While the world crumbles under the shadow of the Martian menace, one man sets out alone across the desolate wasteland to find his wife. . . 'Groundbreaking. A true classic' Guardian 'The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best' The Times
Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "e;father of science fiction"e;, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize inLiterature four times. Here you will find all his novels in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Time Machine- The Wonderful Visit- The Island of Doctor Moreau- The Wheels of Chance- The Invisible Man- The War of the Worlds- Love and Mr Lewisham- The First Men in the Moon- The Sea Lady- The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth- Kipps- A Modern Utopia- In the Days of the Comet- The War in the Air- Tono-Bungay- Ann Veronica- The History of Mr. Polly- The Sleeper Awakes- The New Machiavelli- Marriage- The Passionate Friends- The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman- The World Set Free- Bealby: A Holiday- Boon- The Research Magnificent- Mr. Britling Sees It Through- The Soul of a Bishop- Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education- The Undying Fire- The Secret Places of the Heart- Men Like Gods- The Dream- Christina Alberta's Father- The World of William Clissold- Meanwhile- Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island- The Autocracy of Mr. Parham- The Bulpington of Blup- The Shape of Things to Come- The Croquet Player- Brynhild- Star Begotten- The Camford Visitation- Apropos of Dolores- The Brothers- The Holy Terror- Babes in the Darkling Wood- You Can't Be Too Careful
This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Jack London:Iron HeelH. G. Wells:The Time MachineThe First Men in the MoonWhen the Sleeper WakesJonathan Swift:Gulliver's TravelsEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceEdgar Allan Poe:The Conversation of Eiros and CharmionOwen Gregory:Meccania the Super-StateHugh Benson:Lord of the WorldEdward Bellamy:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityMary Shelley:The Last ManWilliam Hope Hodgson:The Night LandStanley G. Weinbaum:The Black FlameFred M. White:The Doom of London SeriesThe Four White DaysThe Four Days' NightThe Dust of DeathA Bubble BurstThe Invisible ForceThe River of DeathIgnatius Donnelly:Caesar's ColumnErnest Bramah:The Secret of the League (aka What Might Have Been)Arthur Dudley Vinton:Looking Further BackwardRichard Jefferies:After LondonSamuel Butler:ErewhonEdwin A. Abbott:FlatlandAnthony Trollope:The Fixed PeriodCleveland Moffett:The Conquest of America
Enjoy this meticulously edited SF Collection, jam-packed with space adventures, dystopian apocalyptic tales and the greatest sci-fi classics:H. G. Wells:The Time MachineThe War of the WorldsThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe Invisible ManJules Verne:Journey to the Center of the Earth20.000 Leagues under the SeaThe Mysterious IslandMary Shelley:FrankensteinThe Last ManEdgar Wallace:Planetoid 127The Green RustOtis Adelbert Kline:The Venus TrilogyThe Mars SeriesMalcolm Jameson:Captain Bullard SeriesGarrett P. Serviss:Edison's Conquest of MarsA Columbus of SpaceThe Sky PirateArthur Conan Doyle:The Professor Challenger SeriesFrancis Bacon:New AtlantisEdwin A. Abbott:FlatlandJack London:Iron HeelThe Scarlet PlagueThe Star RoverRobert Louis Stevenson:Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeGeorge MacDonald:LilithH. Rider Haggard:King Solomon's MinesSheWilliam H. Hodgson:The House on the BorderlandThe Night LandEdgar Allan Poe:Some Words with a MummyMellonta TautaH. P. Lovecraft:Beyond the Wall of SleepThe Cats of UltharCelephasEdward Bellamy:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityMark Twain:A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtOwen Gregory:Meccania the Super-StateMargaret Cavendish:The Blazing WorldJonathan Swift:Gulliver's TravelsWilliam Morris:News from NowhereSamuel Butler:ErewhonEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceJames Fenimore Cooper:The MonikinsHugh Benson:Lord of the WorldFred M. White:The Doom of LondonIgnatius Donnelly:Caesar's ColumnErnest Bramah:The Secret of the LeagueArthur D. Vinton:Looking Further BackwardRobert Cromie:The Crack of DoomAnthony Trollope:The Fixed PeriodCleveland Moffett:The Conquest of AmericaRichard Jefferies:After LondonFrancis Stevens:The Heads of CerberusPercy Greg:Across the ZodiacDavid Lindsay:A Voyage to ArcturusStanley G. Weinbaum:Stories from the Solar SystemEdward Everett Hale:The Brick MoonAbraham Merritt:The Moon PoolThe Metal MonsterC. J. Cutcliffe Hyne:The Lost ContinentLewis Grassic Gibbon:Three Go Back
This unique Sci-Fi Boxed Set includes carefully selected stories from out of space, thrilling intergalactic adventures and tales from good old Solar System:H. G. Wells:The War of the WorldsThe Shape of Things to ComeIn the Days of the CometThe War in the AirThe Chronic ArgonautsOtis Adelbert Kline:The Venus Trilogy:The Planet of PerilThe Prince of PerilThe Port of PerilThe Mars Series:The Swordsman of MarsThe Outlaws of MarsOther Novels:Maza of the MoonThe Metal MonsterStranger from SmallnessEdgar Wallace:Planetoid 127Stanley G. Weinbaum:Stories from the Solar System:A Martian Odyssey (Mars) Valley of Dreams (Mars) Flight on Titan (Titan) Parasite Planet (Venus) The Lotus Eaters (Venus) The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto) The Mad Moon (Io) Redemption Cairn (Europa) Malcolm Jameson:The Captain Bullard Series:Admiral's InspectionWhite MutinyBlockade RunnerBullard ReflectsDevil's PowderSlacker's ParadiseBrimstone BillThe BureaucratOrdersJules Verne:From the Earth to the MoonAround the MoonOff on a CometPercy Greg:Across the ZodiacDavid Lindsay:A Voyage to ArcturusEdward Everett Hale:The Brick Moon
This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Time Traveler's Travelogue"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:H. G. Wells:The Time MachineWilliam Hope Hodgson:The Night LandMark Twain:A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtH. P. Lovecraft:The Shadow out of TimeAbraham Merritt:The Ship of Ishtar
Enjoy this meticulously edited Sci-Fi Collection and lose your-self in Lost Worlds of the greatest masters of science fiction genre:H. G. Wells:The Shape of Things to ComeAbraham Merritt:The Moon PoolThe Metal MonsterDwellers in the MirageThe People of the PitArthur Conan Doyle:The Lost WorldJules Verne:Journey to the Center of the EarthTwenty Thousand Leagues under the SeaThe Mysterious IslandEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceGeorge MacDonald:LilithH. Rider Haggard:King Solomon's MinesShe: A History of AdventureGertrude Barrows Bennett (aka Francis Stevens):The Citadel of FearLewis Grassic Gibbon:Three Go BackFrancis Bacon:New AtlantisC. J. Cutcliffe Hyne:The Lost Continent