Monday, September 21, 2009

Herbert George Wells

Happy birthday to H.G. Wells. I try, but am not always successful, in noting significant events in literature. The birth of H.G. Wells, who along with Jules Verne became renown as the fathers of science fiction, is significant. Wells, born in Kent, England, authored well-known works that kept us awake at night or sitting on the edge of our seats, including:
  • The Time Machine
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • The Invisible Man
  • The War of the Worlds
  • When the Sleeper Wakes
  • The First Men on the Moon
Wells passed away on August 13, 1946 in Regent's Park, London.

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