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H.G. Wells


Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866–1946) was an English writer, now 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 textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Interviewed in 1972, director Alfred Hitchcock recalled:

I once had breakfast with H.G. Wells on the Blue Train and we were discussing "War of the Worlds" and I was talking about making it into a picture and he said in his high piping voice: "Oh no, you couldn't do that today, I'd have to invent all new devices."
— Hitchcock during an interview at the American Film Institute


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