The Great Science Fiction

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In the space of less than four years, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published four of the most influential, original and hair-raising of all works of science fiction. In a life of tireless experiment, travelling, and intellectual engagement, Wells was both a leading public figure and one of the great imaginers of the modern world, but his reputation was always dominated by these amazing novels: ‘The Time Machine’, ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’, ‘The Invisible Man’, and ‘The War of the Worlds’.

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‘No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s’

Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity’s dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels – The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds – with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are.

With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont

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Weight0.479 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 682

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K