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H. G. Wells (1866–1946)

Author of The War of the Worlds

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About the Author

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the show more Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds (1898) 18,550 copies
The Time Machine (1895) 17,845 copies
The Invisible Man (1897) 10,999 copies
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) 7,306 copies
The First Men in the Moon (1901) 2,496 copies
The Outline of History (1920) — Author — 2,218 copies
Tono-Bungay (1909) 1,143 copies
When the Sleeper Wakes (1899) 1,041 copies
H. G. Wells: Six Novels (1898) 871 copies
In the Days of the Comet (1906) 856 copies
A Short History of the World (1922) 842 copies
The History of Mr. Polly (1910) 839 copies
The Shape of Things to Come (1933) 592 copies
Kipps (1905) 514 copies
Ann Veronica (1909) 490 copies
The War in the Air (1908) 462 copies
The World Set Free (1914) 420 copies
Selected Short Stories (1927) 419 copies
A Modern Utopia (1905) 386 copies
Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916) 304 copies
Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) 298 copies
Men Like Gods (1923) 294 copies
The New Machiavelli (1911) 266 copies
H. G. Wells Classic Collection I (2010) — Author — 256 copies
The Croquet Player (1936) 219 copies
Star-Begotten (1970) 202 copies
A Slip Under The Microscope (1896) 198 copies
The Country of the Blind (1911) 191 copies
The Science of Life (1931) 173 copies
The Wheels of Chance (1896) 171 copies
The Time Machine / The Island of Dr. Moreau (1975) — Author — 161 copies
Little Wars (1913) 144 copies
Tales of Space and Time (1899) 138 copies
The Wonderful Visit (1895) 125 copies
Twelve Stories and a Dream (1903) 111 copies
Marriage (1912) 111 copies
Christina Alberta's Father (1925) 108 copies
The Passionate Friends (1913) 102 copies
The Red Room [short story] (1896) 95 copies
The Sea Lady (1901) 93 copies
The Dream (1924) 88 copies
Thirty Strange Stories (1993) 87 copies
God the Invisible King (1917) 86 copies
The undying fire (1919) 86 copies
The Research Magnificent (1915) 85 copies
Meanwhile (1927) 83 copies
28 science fiction stories (1952) 77 copies
The Empire of the Ants (1977) 75 copies
Joan and Peter (1904) 74 copies
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contributor — 71 copies
First and Last Things (1929) 70 copies
The Rights of Man (1940) 69 copies
Works of H. G. Wells (1982) 67 copies
Anticipations (1999) 65 copies
A Story of the Days to Come (1899) — Author — 64 copies
The New World Order (1940) 63 copies
Classics Illustrated: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (2008) — Original author — 63 copies
Things to Come [1936 film] (1936) — Screenwriter — 60 copies
The Sea Raiders (2016) 59 copies
The Soul of a Bishop (1917) 59 copies
Great Horror Stories (1936) 57 copies
New Worlds for Old (1908) 53 copies
The Autocracy of Mr. Parham (1930) 52 copies
Bealby (1915) 51 copies
War and the Future (1917) 51 copies
Floor Games (1911) 49 copies
World Brain (1938) 48 copies
The H. G. Wells Collection (2017) 45 copies
Certain Personal Matters (1897) 43 copies
The Bulpington of Blup (1933) — Author — 43 copies
The New Accelerator (1997) 42 copies
Best Stories of H.G. Wells (1960) 41 copies
The Holy Terror (1939) 40 copies
Mankind in the Making (2003) 38 copies
The Star (1917) 38 copies
H.G. Wells Collection (2008) 37 copies
Russia in the shadows (1921) 36 copies
Tales of Wonder (1953) 34 copies
The great science fiction (2016) 30 copies
Babes in the Darkling Wood (1940) 29 copies
The Chronic Argonauts (2004) 27 copies
Brynhild (1937) 26 copies
Apropos of Dolores (1938) 26 copies
The Inexperienced Ghost (1998) 25 copies
The King Who Was A King (1929) 25 copies
The Time Machine {Abridged} (1981) 24 copies
The Invisible Man / The Food of the Gods (1982) — Author — 22 copies
Tales of the Unexpected (1954) 20 copies
You can't be too careful (1942) 20 copies
The Conquest of Time (1942) 20 copies
The adventures of Tommy (1929) 19 copies
The Discovery of the Future (1902) 19 copies
The Land Ironclads (1903) 19 copies
Great Works of H.G. Wells (1987) 18 copies
All Aboard for Ararat (1940) 18 copies
The Cone [short story] (1965) 17 copies
Tales of life and adventure (1923) 15 copies
The Brothers (1938) 15 copies
The Works of H. G. Wells (2000) 15 copies
The War That Will End War (1914) 15 copies
The War of the Worlds [2005 Pendragon film] (2005) — Author — 14 copies
In the Abyss (1985) 14 copies
The Desert Daisy (1957) 14 copies
Das Kristall - Ei. (1981) 13 copies
The Way the World is Going (1928) 13 copies
A Year of Prophesying (1925) 13 copies
Racconti (1976) 13 copies
The Plattner Story (1897) 13 copies
The Pearl Of Love (1982) 12 copies
A Quartette of Comedies (1928) 12 copies
The Treasure In The Forest (2014) 12 copies
The Jilting of Jane (2014) 11 copies
The Diamond Maker (2016) 11 copies
The Truth About Pyecraft (1952) 11 copies
The H.G. Wells Collection (2013) 11 copies
The Lord Of The Dynamos (2017) 10 copies
This Misery of Boots (1907) 10 copies
The Purple Pileus (2014) 10 copies
Aepyornis Island (2014) 10 copies
Stern der Vernichtung (1964) 10 copies
Under the Knife (2011) 10 copies
The Moth [short story] (1895) 9 copies
The Stolen Body (2010) 9 copies
Collected Short Stories (1953) 9 copies
A Story Of The Stone Age (2015) 8 copies
Meistererzählungen (2002) 8 copies
Mr. Brisher's Treasure (1999) 8 copies
In The Avu Observatory (2014) 8 copies
Empire of the Ants [1977 film] (2001) — Writer — 7 copies
GORUNMEZ ADAM (2013) 7 copies
The Camford Visitation (1937) 7 copies
Jimmy Goggles the God (2014) 7 copies
Miss Winchelsea's Heart (2014) 7 copies
The Beautiful Suit (2019) 7 copies
The Happy Turning (1945) 6 copies
Anticipation 6 copies
Filmer (2012) 6 copies
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation (2014) 6 copies
Stories of Other Worlds (2010) 6 copies
The Apple (2014) 5 copies
L'home invisible. CD (2006) 5 copies
The Argonauts of the Air (2014) 5 copies
The Grisly Folk (2013) 5 copies
The Pan Book of Revenge Stories (1971) — Contributor — 5 copies
Una utopía moderna (2000) 5 copies
The Obliterated Man (2014) 5 copies
Socialism and the family (2016) 5 copies
Short Fiction 4 copies
A Catastrophe 4 copies
A Deal in Ostriches (2017) 4 copies
Avventure di fantascienza (1966) 4 copies
The Flying Man (2017) 4 copies
Through A Window (2014) 4 copies
The Food of the Gods [1976 film] (1976) — Original novel — 4 copies
H. G. Wells GB (1978) 4 copies
HISTORIAS FANTÁSTICAS (2000) 4 copies
Floor Games & Little Wars (2016) 4 copies
After democracy (1932) 4 copies
Scientific War (2016) 3 copies
The Man Who Could Work Miracles [1937 film] (1937) — Writer — 3 copies
Der Zauberladen 3 copies
Biborcsászár (2000) 3 copies
The New World Order (2016) 3 copies
o homem invisivel (1900) 3 copies
The Grisly Folk 3 copies
La Destruction libératrice (1997) — Author — 3 copies
Die weltgeschichte (1928) 3 copies
Cztery Nowele Grozy (2012) 3 copies
World encyclopaedia (1976) 3 copies
Livets under 3 copies
Tulevase maailma pale (2019) 2 copies
Classic Tales of Terror (1999) 2 copies
The Treasury of H.G.Wells (1985) 2 copies
Túlvilági utazás (1998) 2 copies
Intervista a Stalin (2021) 2 copies
DAS ESTRELAS AO OCEANO (2019) 2 copies
Dějiny světa 2 copies
Az ​időgép (2017) 2 copies
Il rimedio miracoloso (2019) 2 copies
Churchill 2 copies
A Moonlight Fable (2017) 2 copies
Masterpieces 2 copies
Seven novels 2 copies
A Porta no Muro 2 copies
Effrois et fantasmagories (1984) 2 copies
f (2019) 2 copies
Zaman Makinesi (2017) 2 copies
Ay’da İlk İnsanlar (2022) 2 copies
H G Wells Short Stories (1991) 2 copies
Les roues de la chance (1932) 2 copies
Phoenix 1 copy
Three Novels (1981) 1 copy
Stolen Bacillus (2005) 1 copy
Ann Veronica 1 copy
LA GUERRA DE LOS MUNDO (2012) 1 copy
Nouvelles (2019) 1 copy
Three Ghosts 1 copy
PAZ O GUERRA 1 copy
Walcote 1 copy
Shi jie shi gang (1991) 1 copy
Cuentos 1 copy
12 novels 1 copy
Kipps, vol 1 1 copy
H G Wells 1 copy
The Book of Time (2011) 1 copy
Povestiri 1 copy
Open Conspiracy (1979) 1 copy
Alma simples 1 copy
Beyond spaceship earth (2018) 1 copy
Kipps. Film tie-in (1942) 1 copy
Sci-Fi Box Set (2018) 1 copy
The First Horseman (2016) 1 copy
Kipps Annotated (2022) 1 copy
UN CRIADO QUE PROMETE (1964) 1 copy
Kisa Dünya Tarihi (2020) 1 copy
The Brothers - A Story (2016) 1 copy
Time Machine (1993) 1 copy
Stone Age Stories (1897) 1 copy
Povídky s X 1 copy
fantasmas 1 copy
Brødrene 1 copy
İnsan Hakları (2021) 1 copy
Halo 1 copy
This misery of boots (2011) 1 copy
A Dream 1 copy
Utopias 1 copy

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War of the Worlds [2005 film] (2005) — Original book — 604 copies
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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contributor — 548 copies
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The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 424 copies
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Contributor — 399 copies
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Weird Tales (1988) — Contributor — 270 copies
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 263 copies
The Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919) — Introduction, some editions — 240 copies
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contributor — 235 copies
The War of the Worlds [1953 film] (1953) — Original novel — 226 copies
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contributor — 211 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 199 copies
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contributor — 197 copies
The Apocalypse Reader (2007) — Contributor — 196 copies
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contributor — 196 copies
Science Fiction Stories (1991) — Contributor — 183 copies
Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Contributor — 181 copies
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Contributor, some editions — 179 copies
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 172 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 162 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Contributor — 154 copies
Stories to Remember, Volume I (1956) — Contributor — 149 copies
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contributor — 143 copies
The Golden Age Of Science Fiction (1946) — Contributor — 142 copies
Short Stories from the Strand (1992) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein (1979) — Contributor — 138 copies
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contributor — 138 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contributor — 136 copies
Reel Future (1994) — Author — 134 copies
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contributor — 125 copies
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contributor — 122 copies
Science Fiction Stories (1979) — Contributor — 121 copies
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: My Favorites in Suspense (1959) — Contributor — 119 copies
Voyagers in Time (1967) — Contributor — 118 copies
Adventure Stories from the Strand (1995) — Contributor — 117 copies
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Time Machine [1960 film] (1960) — Original book — 114 copies
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Contributor — 113 copies
Mars, We Love You (1971) — Contributor — 110 copies
Great English Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 110 copies
Strange Tales from the Strand (1991) — Contributor — 109 copies
Great Science Fiction Stories (1964) — Contributor — 103 copies
First Contact (1971) — Contributor — 102 copies
Outstanding Short Stories [Penguin Readers] (1982) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Journal of a Disappointed Man / A Last Diary (1919) — Introduction, some editions — 94 copies
Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (2019) — Contributor — 93 copies
Apeman, Spaceman (1968) — Contributor — 93 copies
Lost Mars: The Golden Age of the Red Planet (2018) — Contributor — 88 copies
Magic For Sale (1983) — Contributor — 87 copies
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contributor — 84 copies
The Dark Side (1965) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Invisible Man [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 81 copies
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Contributor — 80 copies
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contributor — 80 copies
Bar the Doors (1972) — Contributor — 80 copies
14 of My Favorites in Suspense (1959) — Contributor — 79 copies
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time (2002) — Contributor — 79 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (2010) — Contributor — 77 copies
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contributor — 76 copies
Selected Stories from the 19th Century (2000) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics (1954) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Invisible Man [1933 film] (1933) — Original book — 73 copies
Traveller's Library (1933) — Contributor — 71 copies
Future Tense (1968) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories (1960) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Author, some editions — 67 copies
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contributor — 65 copies
The mind in the making : the relation of intelligence to social reform (1921) — Foreword, some editions — 65 copies
The Twelve Frights of Christmas (1998) — Contributor — 64 copies
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Contributor — 62 copies
Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (1999) — Contributor — 62 copies
Classics Illustrated: The Time Machine (1956) — Story — 61 copies
Best Loved Short Stories (1986) — Contributor — 61 copies
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contributor — 60 copies
Warlocks and Warriors (1970) — Contributor — 60 copies
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Island of Dr. Moreau [1996 film] (1996) — Orginal book — 58 copies
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Great Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1945) — Contributor — 56 copies
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Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contributor — 55 copies
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (2011) — Contributor — 51 copies
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Ten Tales Calculated to Give You Shudders (1972) — Contributor — 49 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Contributor — 45 copies
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Contributor — 45 copies
Classics Illustrated #12: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1990) — Original author — 45 copies
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contributor — 45 copies
Classics Illustrated: The War of the Worlds #124 (1897) — Story — 45 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies
Graphic Classics: H.G. Wells (2002) — Author — 43 copies
The Quest for Utopia: An Anthology of Imaginary Societies (1952) — Contributor — 42 copies
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 42 copies
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contributor — 42 copies
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65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Contributor — 40 copies
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Contributor — 39 copies
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The Garden of Hermetic Dreams (2004) — Contributor — 34 copies
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The New improved sun: An anthology of utopian S-F (1975) — Contributor — 21 copies
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Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (2004) — Contributor — 20 copies
Love Stories (1975) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Other Side of the Clock (1968) — Contributor — 18 copies
Classic Science Fiction Stories (2022) — Contributor — 18 copies
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contributor — 18 copies
Monster Mix (1968) — Contributor — 17 copies
Nightfrights (1972) — Contributor — 17 copies
Nightmare Reader: v. 2 (1973) — Contributor — 17 copies
Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (1978) — Contributor — 17 copies
Ghosts and Marvels (1924) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Second Armada Ghost Book (1968) — Contributor, some editions — 16 copies
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The Invisible Man (1975) — based on the novel by — 16 copies
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Tales Out of Time (1979) — Contributor — 16 copies
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Monsters, monsters, monsters (1974) — Contributor — 15 copies
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Famous Tales of the Fantastic (1965) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contributor — 12 copies
Shapes of the Supernatural (1969) — Contributor — 12 copies
Beware the Beasts (1970) — Contributor — 11 copies
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Klassieke griezelverhalen (1980) — Contributor — 8 copies
The book of Catherine Wells (1928) — Introduction — 8 copies
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International Short Stories English (Volume 2) (1910) — Contributor — 8 copies
The London Omnibus (1932) — Contributor — 8 copies
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Big Finish Classics: The Martian Invasion of Earth (2018) — Original Text by — 8 copies
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A Treasury of Great Short Stories — Contributor — 7 copies
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Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contributor — 5 copies
Ghosts and Ghastlies (1976) — Contributor — 5 copies
Thrilling Adventure Stories (1988) — Contributor — 5 copies
My Funniest Story (1933) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Big Book of Detective Stories (1935) — Contributor — 4 copies
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30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contributor — 4 copies
The History of Mr. Polly [2007 TV movie] — Original book — 4 copies
A Gathering of Ghosts: A Treasury (1970) — Contributor — 4 copies
Six Short Stories (1991) — Contributor — 4 copies
The great weird stories (1977) — Contributor — 4 copies
Strange Signposts (Anthology 15-in-1) (1966) — Contributor — 3 copies
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Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 3 copies
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Contributor — 2 copies
Marvel Classics Comics No. 22 — Story — 2 copies
Times 4: Four Science Fiction Tales — Contributor — 2 copies
The Nightmare Reader (1973) — Contributor — 2 copies
The History Of Mr Polly [1949 film] — Screenwriter — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Horror (1978) — Contributor — 2 copies
Mystery and Adventure Stories (1937) — Contributor — 2 copies
El cuento literario (2008) — Contributor — 2 copies
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Fantastyczne Opowieści — Contributor — 1 copy
The Invisible Man (1973) — Story — 1 copy
Sixteen On: An Anthology of Railway Stories (1957) — Contributor — 1 copy
50 seltsame Geschichten — Contributor — 1 copy
Stories of the Macabre (1976) — Contributor — 1 copy
Urania Rivista 14 (1953) — Contributor — 1 copy
Best Crime Stories 2 — Contributor — 1 copy
The Island of Dr Moreau — Original author — 1 copy
The Esperantist, Vol. 1, No. 14 (December 1904) (1904) — Contributor — 1 copy
ベータ2のバラッド (未来の文学) (2006) — Contributor — 1 copy
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contributor — 1 copy
Explorers of the Infinite (1963) — Contributor — 1 copy
7 Novel Dystopian Collection — Contributor — 1 copy

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William Hill is a biology student at the College of Science in 1896. Despite being the low-class son of a cobbler he is doing quite well for himself - good grades, the romantic attention of a smart and well-off classmate, and rousing discussions of the benefits of socialism with his fellow students. He is a very, very hard worker and is attending the school on scholarship. He has a friendly rivalry with another student named Wedderburn (son of a famous doctor), but when Hill’s crush and Wedderburn meet up at a rich people party that Hill is not invited to, he gets jealous. The rivalry starts to get unfriendly, on both sides, culminating in Hill accidentally seeing the answer to an exam question and not confessing in order to maintain his lead over Wedderburn in the class rankings. Hill was raised to be a good, honest person and his guilt eats away at him. He confesses, which results in the teacher failing him for the whole exam per school policy. The failed exam causes Hill's scholarship to be revoked, and he drops out of college.

I really loved this short story. Even the title has such an elegant double meaning. The slip (what we would now call a “slide”) under the microscope is what Hill sees that he’s not supposed to, but also Hill makes a slip, a mistake, while he is under the microscope of being a working-class student on scholarship at an upper-class institution. He is held to a standard of perfection, while Wedderburn who also cheats, but doesn’t confess and still doesn’t beat Hill’s ranking is not. Including Hill’s keen interest in socialism is also a nice touch. A reminder that no matter how perfect one member of the working class is, they will not be allowed equality by the elite.
What impressed me most of all was the timelessness of the story. A little bit of hay is made out of the inclusion of female students in this class, but other than that there’s nothing about it that couldn’t have been written in the 1920s or 1970s or yesterday or tomorrow. What an impressive reminder of what is so amazing about H. G. Wells as a writer.
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norabelle414 | Jun 6, 2024 |
To prove to a group of intellectuals that time is the fourth dimension, proof was needed. Much like normal measurements are abstract until given physical form, so time needed a tool to go through it. A time machine was built. Leading to the protagonist to test the time machine. What was astounding was not the machine, but what the Time Traveler saw in the future. Moving to the future initially lead to many advances. But moving into the far future, the Time Traveler got out of the machine and perceived a utopia. Filled with people who were very curious but dull. No disease and plentiful food. But horror soon struck as the time machine was stolen, and the theory of utopia proved wrong. To get back to the past and away from danger, the time machine needs to be found.

This story has a very logic oriented narrative. Commenting on the social conditions of the era, and the test of dominant ideas. A take on the divergent nature of capitalism and communism. A take on the divergent evolutionary paths that the social ideas can have on a people. That intellect and skill needs a struggle, for otherwise there is no need to develop them. A lesson of this book is not to judge a society based on what happens on the surface, as looking deeper, it might not be the same underground. Those theories and ideas come from limited information, and need to be adjusted to new information.
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Eugene_Kernes | 340 other reviews | Jun 4, 2024 |
his story was first published in 1895, quite a novel idea at the time. A man referred to only as the Time Traveler tells an unbelieving group of men what he can do with his machine. He does travel to a far distant future, but does not find what he expected. Mankind has not progressed to a utopia. Instead, two factions of humans exist, and neither is better than what he came from. This imaginative tale is well worth reading. It sets the tone for the time travel books to come, and it could be argued that it is the best of all.… (more)
 
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Maydacat | 340 other reviews | Jun 2, 2024 |
Tell of how we are going to destroy ourselves in nuclear fallout unless we come to peaceful agreements. He is most obviously an idealist and these things are mostly impossible. I like the fact that he identifies that if the majority is for a cause they are able to quickly shut down those who try to oppose it.
 
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