Author: H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells

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The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, native locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag—only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. One of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned, H. G. Wells raises questions of mortality,...

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The Island of Dr. Moreau – H. G. Wells

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Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr. Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr. Moreau’s activities on the island. The Island of Dr. Moreau mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on...

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The sleeper awakes – H. G. Wells

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The Sleeper Awakes is H. G. Wells’s wildly imaginative story of London in the twenty-second century and the man who by accident becomes owner and master of the world. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be waked. During his two centuries of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most well known and powerful person in the world. All property is bequeathed to the Sleeper to be administered...

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Los primeros hombres en la Luna – H. G. Wells

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La confrontación entre la fantasía de Wells y la realidad actual, es obvia. El hombre ha conquistado la Luna y conoce sus posibilidades, cuando menos a primera vista. Sin embargo, hallamos en la obra de H. G. Wells, autor de formación liberal y romántica imaginación, un encanto difícil de superar. Constituye un alarde de audacia en la época en que fue escrita. Tiene algo de las utopías sociales, que suscitaron en su momento violentas polémicas, y...

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