H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

Born: September 21, 1866

Died: August 13, 1946

Nationality: English

Occupation: Author, novelist, teacher, historian, journalist

Biography: Herbert George H.G. Wells was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as The Father of Science Fiction.

Source/Notes: Supposedly said in 1934. As quoted in: December Magazine, Volume 33; Volume 34, Issues 1-2 (1990), p. 104 - ISBN 9780913204276. Also in: Across the Board, Volume 16, Conference Board., 1979, p. 5
Source/Notes: The Last Books of H. G. Wells: The Happy Turning and Mind at the End of its Tether, ed. G. P. Wells (1982).

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: The Independent (1915), p. 451

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