H. G. Wells
H.G. Wells was a pioneer of science fiction, its first and greatest influence. Here his boundless invention creates three very stories: a poignant parable of a mysterious door, a thrilling account of be-tentacled sea creatures and the darkly comic chronicle of an academic rivalry taken too far . . .
This book includes The Door in the Wall, The Sea Raiders and The Moth.
The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
The War of the Worlds inspired the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.
The Invisible Man inspired The Map of Chaos by New York Times bestselling author Félix J. Palma. As a gift to readers, this ebook edition includes an excerpt from The Map of Chaos.
'Death!' I shouted. 'Death is coming! Death!'
In this pioneering, shocking and nightmarish tale, naïve suburban Londoners investigate a strange cylinder from space, but are instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray. Soon, gigantic killing machines that chase and feed on human prey are threatening the whole of humanity. A pioneering work of alien invasion fiction, The War of the World's journalistic style contrasts disturbingly with its horrifying visions of the human race under siege.
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With the 1895 publication of his first novel, The Time Machine, Wells established himself as the foremost science-fiction writer of his era. This entertaining collection was selected and edited by Martin Gardner, who also provides an Afterword that offers insight into the liveliness and originality of Wells’ imagination.
Hounded by creditors, Mr. Bedford retreats to a remote English village, where he meets the eccentric Mr. Cavor. Though he may not look it, Cavor is a genius and one of the world’s greatest inventors. His breakthrough is cavorite, an astonishing new substance manufactured from helium that is not bound by the laws of gravity. Bedford immediately sees the business potential of Cavor’s creation, reckoning a ship made of cavorite could take him the moon—the first step on a path to riches beyond his wildest dreams.
When Bedford and Cavor set out for the moon in a cavorite sphere, they find the Earth’s satellite to be more wonderful than either of them ever imagined. But they soon discover they are not alone on the lush lunar surface—and the natives are not exactly friendly.
A thrilling adventure story that offers fascinating insights into the nature of mankind, The First Men in the Moon is a timeless classic from “the father of modern science fiction.”
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This anthology offers readers complete and unabridged versions of Wells's most influential novels: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The Invisible Man. In addition, five famous short stories include "The Country of the Blind," "The Purple Pileus," "The Crystal Egg," "The Door in the Wall," and the first tale to address bio-terrorism, "The Stolen Bacillus."
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 32 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works
* Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major update)
Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 works cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.
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THE TIME MACHINE
THE WONDERFUL VISIT
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
THE WHEELS OF CHANCE
THE INVISIBLE MAN
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES
LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM
THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
THE SEA LADY
THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH
A MODERN UTOPIA
IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET
THE WAR IN THE AIR
THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY
THE SLEEPER AWAKES
THE NEW MACHIAVELLI
THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS
THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN
THE WORLD SET FREE
BEALBY: A HOLIDAY
THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT
MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH
THE SOUL OF A BISHOP
JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION
THE UNDYING FIRE
THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART
The Short Story Collections
THE EARLY SHORT STORIES
SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE
THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS
THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS
TALES OF SPACE AND TIME
TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM
THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES
THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY
CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS
ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT
THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE
PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’
MANKIND IN THE MAKING
THE FUTURE IN AMERICA
THIS MISERY OF BOOTS
NEW WORLDS FOR OLD
FIRST AND LAST THINGS
THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR
AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD
WHAT IS COMING?
THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION
INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’
INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’
GOD THE INVISIBLE KING
WAR AND THE FUTURE
IN THE FOURTH YEAR
THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY
RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD
WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE
H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford
everywhere. Cities and countryside are razed to the ground as
dreaded aliens unleash their fiery power. Nobody realises that the
world, as they know it, is coming to an end when a flaming spaceship
hits the earth and out come strange creatures ready to devour
everything that comes in their path.
Can the world be saved at all? Will these strange, tentacled aliens be
stopped before all is burnt and lost forever? Will the earth bloom
again? Find out as you read the thrilling story of the time when two
worlds fought the most destructive war ever.