This collection of some of the best of H. G. Wells'' stories includes "The Strange Orchid", "The Lord of the Dynamos", "In the Abyss", "The Cone and The Red Room".

Herbert George Wells is often called the "father of science fiction",(along with Jules Verne and Marry Shelly) was creative in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even two books on entertainment war games and utopian works. He also published Hugo Gernsback. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Wells was a diabetic and co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (known today as Diabetes UK) in 1934. He was dubbed as "Shakespeare of science fiction" by Brian Aldiss. His best science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Throughout his lifetime, he was most famous as an enlightened, even visionary social critic who dedicated his literary talents to the development of progressive ideas on a global scale.

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