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People/Characters: H. G. Wells

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2000ad Annual 1980 by Fleetway Comics
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest
ALSo, volume 9, 2015 : Literary places by Alliance of Literary Societies
And Having Writ by Donald R. Bensen
The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn by Carl E. Rollyson
Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction by Brian W. Aldiss
The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure by John Mitchinson
Buffalo {short story} by John Kessel
Building Cosmopolis: The Political Thought of H.G. Wells by John S. Partington
A companion to Mr. Wells's "Outline of history," by Hilaire Belloc
The Complete War of the Worlds by Sourcebooks Inc.
Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lycett
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Critical Essays on H.G. Wells (Critical Essays on British Literature) by John Huntington
Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity by Tracy J. Prince
Curing Hiccups with Small Fires by Karl Shaw
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin
Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power by Susan Hertog
Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions by John Farndon
Doctor Who: Timelash by Glen McCoy
Double Life of Stephen Crane by Christopher Benfey
The Dracula Caper by Simon Hawke
Druid's Blood by Esther M. Friesner
The Early H.G.Wells: a Study of the Scientific Romances by Bernard Bergonzi
Elizabeth: The Author of "Elizabeth and Her Garden" by Karen Usborne
The Emperor of North America by John McNichol
The English Novel by Walter Allen
The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance by Nessa Carey
Essays [Penguin Modern Classics] by George Orwell
European modernism and the information society : informing the present, understanding the past by W. Boyd Rayward
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
Experiment in Autobiography, Volume I by H. G. Wells
Experiment in Autobiography, Volume II by H. G. Wells
Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866) by H. G. Wells
George Gissing & H. G. Wells. A Record of the Friendship and Correspondence by Royal A. Gettmann
Grave Reasons of State: The Atomic Bomb and the Eclipse of the True Vicar of Christ by Gary Giuffre
The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination by Dominic Sandbrook
The Green Man of Graypec by Festus Pragnell
H. G. Wells by John Batchelor
H. G. Wells and Rebecca West by Gordon Norton Ray
The H. G. Wells Scrapbook by Peter Haining
H. G. Wells: A Biography by Norman Ian MacKenzie
H. G. Wells: critic of progress by Jack Williamson
H.G. Wells (Twayne's English Authors Series) by Richard Hauer Costa
H.G. Wells in Love: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells
H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life by Anthony West
H.G. Wells: Desperately Mortal : A Biography by David C. Smith
H.G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times by Lovat Dickson
H.G.: The History of Mr Wells by Michael Foot
H.G.Wells by Norman Nicholson
H.G.Wells (Writers & Their Work) by Kenneth Young
Henry James and H.G. Wells: A record of their friendship, their debate on the art of fiction, and their quarrel by Henry James
Heretics by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Hugh Walpole by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Importance of H.G. Wells (The Importance of) by Don Nardo
The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1800-1939 by John Carey
The Invisible Man: The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells by Michael Coren
Israel Zangwill by Elsie Bonita Adams
J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys by Andrew Birkin
Justice, Inc. Volume 1 by Michael Uslan
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
Life (Eyewitness Books) by David Burnie
The Life and Thought of H. G. Wells by J. Kagarlitski
Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief by Joseph Pearce
Literary walks in the South Country : 20 family walks reprinted from The news by John Price
The Lodger by Louisa Treger
London Under by Peter Ackroyd
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters. Vol. 1, 1955-56 by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters. Vol. 3, 1958 by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters. Vol. 4, 1959 by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters. Vol. 5, 1960 by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters. Vol. 6, 1961-62 by Rupert Hart-Davis
The Making of Middle Brow Culture by Joan Shelley Rubin
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures by Mike Ashley
The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as reported by Mr. H.G. Wells by Gabriel Mesta
Memoirs of an Amnesiac by Oscar Levant
Memories and Glimpses by A. L. Rowse
The Modern Age by Boris Ford
The Modern Scholar: From Here to Infinity ~An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature~ (14 Lectures on 7 Audiocassettes) by Michael D. C. Drout
Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen
Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg by Nina Berberova
Movie Monsters by Thomas G. Aylesworth
The Neandertal Enigma by James Shreeve
The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinleinmentioned
The Olivier Sisters: A Biography by Sarah Watling
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku
Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C.S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy by David C. Downing
Playing at the World: A History of Simulating Wars, People and Fantastic Adventures, from Chess to Role-Playing Games by Jon Peterson
Portraits from Memory and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
Portsmouth novelists by David Francis
Rebecca West: A Life by Victoria Glendinning
Replay: The History of Video Games by Tristan Donovan
A Ring of Conspirators: Henry James and his Literary Circle, 1895-1915 by Miranda Seymour
Science fiction handbook, revised by L. Sprague de Camp
The Science Fiction of H.G. Wells by Frank McConnell
Seeing Things: An Autobiography by Oliver Postgate
Shadow Lovers: The Last Affairs Of H. G. Wells by Andrea Lynn
Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! by Michael Reaves
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat by Joseph W. Svec Iii
Six major prophets by Edwin E. Slosson
Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction by Chris Pak
Then and Now. A Selection of Articles, Stories & Poems, Taken from the First Fifty Numbers of ‘Now & Then’, 1921–35. Together with Some Illustrations, etc. by Jonathan Cape
Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf by Deborah Parsons
THEY SAW THE FUTURE: Oracles, Psychics, Scientists, Great Thinkers, and Pretty Good Guessers by Kathleen Krull
Things to Come (Bfi Film Classics) by Christopher Frayling
This Little Band of Prophets: The British Fabians by Anne Fremantle
Through Time and Space by Leah Moore
Time After Time by Karl Alexander
Time Travel: A History by James Gleick
The Tripods Attack! (The Young Chesterton Chronicles) by John McNichol
Twentieth-Century Attitudes: Literary Powers in Uncertain Times by Brooke Allen
Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939 by Katie Roiphe
The Vagrant Mood by W. Somerset Maugham
Variety of Men by C.P. Snow
A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy by Deborah McDonald
Violet: The Story of the Irrepressible Violet Hunt and Her Circle of Lovers and Friends--Ford Madox Ford, H.G. Wells, Somerset Maugham, and Henry Jam by Barbara Belford
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches by Kevin J. AndersonHerbert George Wells
What Ho, Automata by Chris Dolley
The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, including even two books on war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of airplanes, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction”. 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 in Literature four times.

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