h g wells

  1. Anthony G Williams

    The Autocracy of Mr Parham, by H G Wells

    H.G.Wells should need no introduction, being one of the originators of science fiction in its current form (following-on from the pioneering Jules Verne). His most famous SF works include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The First Men in the Moon. He also wrote a...
  2. Vertigo

    The First Men in the Moon by H G Wells

    For me Wells’ books tend to fall into two broad categories; some, like The Time Machine or The Island of Dr Moreau, are fairly strident social commentaries - almost to the point of proselytising – whilst others, like The War of the Worlds or The Invisible Man, seem to be little more than great...
  3. Vertigo

    The Invisible Man by H G Wells

    This is far from being my favourite Wells book. I found the writing didn’t flow in the way I normally expect from Wells. His phonetic writing of the Sussex dialect forced me to really work on much of the dialogue to figure out what was being said. All very realistic I’m sure but not very...
  4. S

    Google celebrates HG Wells birthday

    22nd September 2009 04:36 AM David Allen Finally Google have come clean and admitted that the crop circles graphics that have been adorning the Google pages and as we stated the a few days ago these graphics and a Twitter post providing a map reference to Horsell in Surrey. In the War of...
  5. T

    Anybody here like reading HG Wells?

    I've read 'The War Of The Worlds' which is definitely one of my favourite books, as well as 'First Men In The Moon' and also 'The Time Machine' which I enjoyed immensely. Can anybody recommend what to read next? 'War Of the Worlds' was much much better than the movies. I like the George Pal...
  6. J-Sun

    H.G. Wells Reviews Metropolis

    It's just possible he didn't entirely like it. Strangely literal-minded for the most part and not always really reviewing the film as a film, but sometimes reviewing it as a sort of book. Also not much in the swing of the "science fiction conversation" as it developed in the 30s US, as he...
  7. AE35Unit

    The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (1898)

    We all are familiar with this story from the movies but how many have actually read the book? I have to say that no movie thus far produced is close to the ideas and story set forth in this book. The aliens themselves are described briefly in passing with little detail yet are truly...
  8. AE35Unit

    a nod to H.G. Wells

    Found this on the ACC list page: Official Google Blog: A mysterious series for H.G. Wells
  9. Anthony G Williams

    The Time Machine, by H G Wells

    I surely must have read this at some point in my youth, but I can't recall it. All I can remember is watching the 1960 film version and that memory only involves Yvette Mimieux in a starring role, which gives a clear idea of adolescent priorities. So it was with some interest that I read this...
  10. S

    Is H. G. Wells the greatest science fiction writer?

    Someone has told me that H. G. Wells is the single most prominent science fiction writer - he came up with invisibility, time travel, and the alien invasion. No other author has come up with so many novel ideas in science fiction. Any thoughts on this?
  11. ctg

    H.G Wells foresaw the world government and scientific control

    informationliberation - Anticipations of The New Republic: The Vision of H.G. Wells The question is, can any scifi writer do the same that Wells and Orwell achieved, or do they have to be extraordinary special?
  12. Connavar

    The Time Machine - HG Wells

    I wonder what people who have read this story think of it ? I read it recently and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was even for a classic . Specially for a story mostly told in first person and almost no dialouges. I liked how unromantic The Time Traveler looked on the two people of...
  13. W

    War of the Worlds

    Hey, it's topical! Can't imagine there's many people here who haven't read it yet, but if not then get yourself down to a library and get it. I think it's still one of the best novels of alien invasion and social commentary in one go, and it dwells more on the humbling of a great power than the...
  14. polymorphikos

    H G Wells

    In spite of the variable results of trying to film his works (the laughable remake of the Time Machine and the War of the Worlds films spring to mind), Wells as an author was a ridiculously-talented one who usually managed to avoid too-much dryness of prose and had a knack for fleshing-out...
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