H. G. Wells
Who now reads H. G. Wells, critics sometimes inquire, expecting the answer; Very few. They are wrong (Scott-Kilvert 226). The scientific romances, so-called even though some of these fantasies dating from the 1890?s have no element of even pseudoscience, attract yearly a new clap of young devotees in a period when science fiction has attained extraordinary popularity (Scott-Kilvert 226). H. G. Wells has written many scientific romances. One may ask oneself why H. G. Wells writes scientific romances. H. G. Wells was one of the world?s most prominent literary personalities in the era between 1895 and 1920 (Ranson 101). With Jules Verne, he was the inventor of science fiction; in the tradition of Dickens, he was a master of the comic novel; in his prime he was also a self-appointed prophet and popular advisor to the public on virtually every acute problem that confronted the modern world (Ranson 101).
H. G. Wells was born on Saturday, 21 September 1866, at 4:30 in the afternoon in Atlas House, 47 High Street, Bromley in north Kent, now part of Great London. Herbert George Wells was the fourth and last child of Sarah Neal Wells and Joseph Wells (http://library.thinkquest.org/27864/data/wells/hgwbio.html). H. G.
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