Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author. He was born in Bromley, Kent. He wrote about 50 books. He was one of the inventors of science fiction, and also wrote novels and utopias. He wrote books such as The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. He also explained how the things he wrote about could actually happen. Some of his books have been made into movies. He had diabetes. He died in London.
- The science of life. London: Cassell (1933). Co-authors: Julian Huxley and G.P, Wells.
- The Time machine (1895)
- The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)
- The Invisible Man (1897)
- The War of the Worlds (1898)
- The First Men in the Moon (1901)
- A Modern Utopia (1905)
- New worlds for Old (1908)
- The World Set Free (1914)
- The Shape of Things to Come (1933)
- Guide for the New World (1941)
- Mind at the End of its Tether (1945)
- Love and Mr Lewisham (1900)
- Kipps (1905)
- Ann Veronica (1909)
- The history of Mr Polly (1910)
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141 Maybury Rd, Woking, where Wells lived from May 1895 until late 1896
H. G. Wells, one day before his 60th birthday, on the front cover of Time magazine, 20 September 1926
Plaque by the H. G. Wells Society at Chiltern Court, Baker Street in the City of Westminster, London, where Wells lived between 1930 and 1936
"Novelist and thinker". Statue of H. G. Wells by Wesley Harland in Woking
Churchill avidly read Wells. An October 1906 Churchill speech was partly inspired by Wells' ideas of a supportive state as a "Utopia". Two days earlier, Churchill had written Wells: "I owe you a great debt."
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