Herbert George Wells, Good Kindle Books at a Glance #9

Herbert George Wells, better known as H.G.Wells, is by right referred as “The Father of Science Fiction”, as he has greatly influenced much literature after him, especially popularizing such conceptions as “time travel” and “alien invasion”. Here are some books that are available on Amazon Kindle

The Time Machine, now a classic of science fiction genre, was first serialized in the New Review from 1894 to 1895. It brings up the idea that time is a fourth space dimension, and thus people and things can travel back and forth in a proper device, the “time machine”. The time traveler is brought 800,000 years into the future, to witness the sad evolution of humans. “In enduring, electrifying detail, he[H.G.Wells] takes us to dimensions of time and space that have haunted our dreams for centuries — and shows us ourselves as we really are.”

The Island of Doctor Moreau is another bestseller by H.G.Wells; it was written in 1896 when the issue of animal vivisection led to fiery debates in English society, and has inspired three movie adaptations since then. “A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then “beastly” in ways they never were before–it’s the stuff of high adventure.”

The War of the Worlds, a classic alien invasion fiction, was first published as a serial in Pearson’s Magazine in 1897 and was a quick success among both critics and fans. The novel is written as a journalistic report of the Martians’ attack on Earth, so readers can imagine they are reading a newspaper with the summary of dreadful events that took place in Victorian England. “No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…”

H.G. Wells On Kindle

H.G. Wells On Kindle