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