He was the first to popularize the concept of time travel. He disturbed--and fascinated--us with a frightening doctor's island. He wrote of an invisible man, of men on the moon, and of a war of the worlds. He has influenced countless other writers, artists, and even scientists. H. G. Wells is one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers who ever lived, and five of his classic tales are collected in this book for readers to treasure. H. G. Wells includes The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The Invisble Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. Readers new to this remarkable author will delight in these amazing stories, while fans of Wells will enjoy the insightful introduction by an expert on the author's life and work. All will appreciate the leather cover, gilded edges, printed endpapers, ribbon bookmark, and other features on this unique gift book. No library is complete without the works of H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction!
English author H. G. Wells is best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. He was born on September 21, 1866 and died on August 13, 1946. Michael A. Cramer, Ph.D., is a writer, an actor, and a filmmaker, who teaches communications at City College of New York and at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is the author of A confederacy of Whores: Media and Politics in George W. Bush's America and Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, as well as numerous articles, short stories, screenplays and chap-books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.