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H. G. Wells


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       H. G. Wells was the man that gave us "The War of the Worlds," "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and "The Time Machine."  All have been made into movies.  Wells was a science fiction writer of more books than mentioned here.  Those are the ones I've read.  More than a science fiction writer, Wells was a futurist writer of tremendous imagination.  In "The Island of Dr. Moreau" Wells has a genius doctor living on an island with a bevy of servants he has trained, all are fantastical animals that he is experimenting on.  "The War of the Worlds" was read so convincingly on radio in the late 30's by Orson Welles that everyone within earshot of the radio show ran for cover.  The earth was being invaded by aliens from outer space and they weren't all that friendly.  H. G. Wells himself had an unpopular political viewpoint with Fabian socialism, which he withdrew from when they didn't measure up to his standards, and thereon was basically a socialist..  His lack of organized religious beliefs didn't help him win many friends either in the first half of the twentieth cenury.  Now, we can forget all that and enjoy him for the thoroughly imaginative and creative man that he was and fortunately for us, he wrote books.

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