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The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H.…

The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells (original 1934; edition 1987)

by H. G. Wells

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Title:The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells
Authors:H. G. Wells
Info:Random House Value Publishing (1987), Hardcover, 860 pages
Collections:Your library, HB Fiction
Tags:science fiction, 1800's, dated history, time travel, far future, biotechnology, mad scientist, invisibility, aliens, alien invasion, mars, moon, giants, omnibus, hardback, h g wells

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Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells by H. G. Wells (1934)



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I read two stories out of this book. Technically I have not read the entire book. However the two stories i read were great and amazing! Here are my reviews of the stories:

The Time Machine - Excellent Read. It took me forever to read it due to it being sooooo detailed! But loved his adventure in the future with the cute little beings and the evil Morlocks. I did not expect the ending to be like that.

The Island of Dr. Moreau - I was pleasantly surprised that it was not the same as the Val Kilmer/Marlon Brando movie version. If you don't know, its a story about a man who comes upon an island full of animal/human monstrosities created by a mad doctor. Good story and superb ending. Just like in his other works, he shows how the real life reflects the crazy island Prendick was stranded upon. ( )
  booklover3258 | May 20, 2019 |
H.G. Wells practically invented science fiction. This collection includes: The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, In the Days of the Comet. Anyone who is a fan of SF should read these to understand the beginnings of the genre. ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 11, 2017 |
H.G. Wells is one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. This collection; which includes The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, and In the Days of the Comet; are masterpieces. My favorite stories are The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, probably because these were some of the first science fiction that I had seen and then read. ( )
  mmoj | Mar 2, 2017 |
This 2009 leather-bound edition published by Barnes & Noble is one beautiful book! Very inexpensive - it's entirely manufactured in China. But with stylishly embossed leather with an artistically-designed and colored scene from War of the Worlds on the front, silver-edged page block all around, and beautiful outer space illustrations on the interior endpapers, I don't think one could hope for a nicer edition of classical works of SF by H.G. Wells. For the price, it's simply unbelievable.

The novels included in the book are:
- The Time Machine
- The Island of Dr. Moreau
- The Invisible Man
- The War of the Worlds
- The First Men in the Moon
- The Food of the Gods
- In the Days of the Comet

All his masterpieces, in one beautiful volume. Excellent! I read most of these about 40 years ago. I think it's time to pay another visit! ( )
1 vote bibliojim | Oct 21, 2009 |
The War of the Worlds is the fourth book in this collection. What first appear as comets or shooting stars begin descending on London, detonating on impact and creating enormous craters. From the craters crawl Martians, armed with a devastating Heat Ray and mechanical spider-like conveyances. The Martians immediately set about destroying Great Britain, and presumably the rest of the world. All of the destruction and chaos is chronicled by one desperate man struggling for survival.

These classic Martians, with their unusual vehicles and weaponry, are fresh and interesting given the modern tendency to fashion extra-terrestrials after human forms. Unfortunately, the story and the prose are too mechanical and sterile, reading more like a schoolbook history than a first person account from the survivor of a brutal invasion. The other stories in the collection are more personal and emotionally driven.
2 bones!!

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wells’ story of an evil scientist and the madman’s unnatural creations can be read on many different levels, including as pure horror. Many of the reviews correctly identify a Jonathon Swift-like satire of blind faith in religion, science, and class. But, if you’re in the mood to switch off critical thought, the novel pounds with fear. From shipwreck to chase to murder, Wells never slows the pace.

Bottom line: Read it as political and social commentary or as unadulterated fright fare.
4 bones!!!! ( )
1 vote blackdogbooks | Oct 18, 2009 |
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Locke, VinceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obarowski, JoCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This work contains 7 books by HG Wells, and should not be combined with any of the individual works:
  • The War of the Worlds
  • The Time Machine
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Island of Dr Moreau
  • The First Men in the Moon
  • The Food of the Gods
  • In the Days of the Comet
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-- The Time Machine
-- The Island of Dr. Moreau
-- The Invisible Man
-- The War of the Worlds
-- The First Men in the Moon
-- The Food of the Gods
-- In the Days of the Comet
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