Honoring H.G. Wells

“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”h-g-wells-youngish.jpg

Prolific writer Herbert George Wells, more commonly known as H.G. Wells was born Today September 21st in 1866.

His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. His later work included novels, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells was also known for satire and social criticism.
He laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History.

Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a “father of science fiction. Here are a few of his most treasured tales:

“We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams”

“Sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you want to be. The person you are.”

“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”

What have you learned from Wells?

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6 thoughts on “Honoring H.G. Wells

  1. Don’t forget his other books, Kipps-the story of a simple soul – became a musical called Half a Sixpence, which was also made in to a film.
    At school I studied The History of Mr. Polly, which was part biographic by the author, which has become a favourite of mine since leaving school. This was also made in to a film.

    Love your blog :-o)

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