H.G. Wells: Seven Novels
Immensely popular during his lifetime, H. G. Wells, along with Jules Verne, is credited with inventing science fiction. This new volume collects Wells' best-loved and most critically acclaimed works. In each, the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action, not merely to tell a “ripping yarn,”...more
Time Machine - I think it was interesting and was surprised to read that this was the first instance of a time machine in a novel.
The Island of Dr. Moreau - I don't mind the religious overtones, mostly since I don't believe they correlate with my own. I think the book is interesting and rewarding, offering insights and thought-provoking ideas.
The Invisible Man - It is probably difficult to appreciate now how novel Wells' ideas really were at the time. I ...more
Time Machine - another absolute classic with imaginative speculation about the future and sophisticated thought into future societal structures. [5/5]
Invisible Man - More of a social novel yet fantastic. [4.5/5]
Island of Dr. Moreau - intriguing story with a great twist and plenty of fodder for bioethical debate. [4.7/5]
First Men in the Moon - I like pre-1969 books about the Moon. ...more
More of a short story really in essence. More or less what I expected, but the film was in my mind throughout.
Indeed the film was better than the book in this case. None of the World Wars or the apocalyptic stuff in here. Nor indeed the 'Filbey' connection. All told in retrospect.
Disappointing, but considering it was written over 100 years ago, historically of interest.
The second novel, The Island of Dr Moreau wasn't bad and this time I hadn' ...more
The cover seems a ...more
The Time Machine - 4 stars
The Island of Dr Moreau - 3 stars
The Invisible Man - 4 stars
The War of the Worlds - 5 stars
The First Men in the Moon - 3 stars
The Food of the Gods - 3 stars
In The Days of the Comet - ...more
The War of the Worlds: Wells' book took aim at the elites of Britain and their idea of an immortal empire. Wells sought to remind his readers that empires rise and fall frequently, often overnight. From the time of the Babylonians to the swift, rise of Imperial Japanese, empires move upward freq ...more
This has to be one of my favourite books of all time. With beautiful leather bound "old school" War of the worlds cover with silver tinted thin pages, this book is beautiful not only in content but in looks.
The Seven Novels include:
The Invisible Man.
The Island Of Dr Moreau.
War Of The Worlds.
The Time Machine.
The First Men In The Moon.
In the Days Of The Comet.
The Food Of The Gods.
The Majority of these books are a MUST read. Days of the Comet and Food of the Gods are a little d ...more
My dad and I were at the bookstore one day, and I came across this collection, my dad told me I would probably enjoy it. Man...Was he right.
Each story is so different, interesting, and a masterpiece in their own right. If you read science fiction, you have to read this collection. This is a book you buy, and keep, reas it, and pass it down. Just awesome. So glad I still have my copy proudly on my bookshelf.