H.G. Wells

English, 1866-1946

Often called the father of modern science fiction, Herbert George Wells was an English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian. He is best known for novels such as The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1898), the former of which was immediately successful, and from whence he began a series of science fiction novels that revealed him as a writer of marked originality and an immense fecundity of ideas.