Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Birthday H.G. Wells

This coming Sunday is H.G. Wells' birthday. To celebrate, I'll be posting a creature tomorrow from one of Wells' best known stories. Wells not only got a mention by HPL in Supernatural Horror In Literature but he's also one of my favorite authors. A master of the science fiction genre before it was really even a genre, he could not only "predict" scientific and social advancements/upheavals but he could tell one hell of a story. 

He was a friend to Booker T. Washington, founded the charity Diabetes UK, hated Nazis and created the first recreational war game. Truly a man after my own heart.

"Mention has been made of the weird work of H. G. Wells and A. Conan Doyle. The former, in “The Ghost of Fear”, reaches a very high level; while all the items in Thirty Strange Stories have strong fantastic implications."
H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror In Literature


1 comment:

  1. Will you do a creature from The Time Machine? My first guess was The Island of Dr. Moreau, but I think that your style would do the Morlocks and Eloi justice.