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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.

Science fiction

Utopian books

  • 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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