Herbert George Wells In History, many writers have tried to touch on stories of science fiction, but were not too successful. One man though, by the name of Herbert George Wells has been considered by some to be the father of modern science fiction.(GeoCities.com) H.G. Wells as some may call him, have had various books, and stories that has made him very famous in the great book world around the nation, as far as modern science fiction goes. Wells best know books include, ” The Time Machine”, “The Invisible Man”, “The War of the Worlds and “The Island Of Dr. Moreau.” Out of 100 Books Wells wrote fifty of them were top sellers across the United States and many parts of the world.
Many Critics seen Well’s as a crazy and loony writer because of his illusional mind, But Wells seen his work as a piece of the world that everyone was afraid to touch on, but Wells was the crazy writer that did so. As far as many people were concerned, Wells was considered a great author for his work and one of the best authors of his time because of his imagination and delusional sense of mind. His writings were not like any others because he always wrote about the other side of the world no one dares t touch aliens and the world ending at that time. Now many writers have free-fall writing about science fiction because of our more sense on the science fiction life. Wells can be responsible for why we now talk about science fiction, Because in this world many things are still to be discovered and taught about and some people are too scared and afraid to see what is out there and when Wells found science fiction a whole new door opened.
At the time this made him different from many writers because of his subjects but he was just as good as good as some and better than a lot. His sense and wonder for science fiction made him unique and very fascinating to the reader world. At First people we scarred to read Wells writing because they didnt know what to expect from a science fiction writer but once they got a hold of his first book they were fascinated, and thats how Wells succeeded. H.G.Wells had a past that was similar to many great writers but his unique backgrounds made him different. Wells was born in Bombay, Kent in 1866.(Geocities.com).
His father was a shopkeeper, even though being a shopkeeper wasnt a great job’ during those times but Wells father had a family to tend too so he had to do what he had to do. His mother on the other hand served from time to time and, also was a housekeeper at the newly estate. His fathers business failed and to elevate the family to middle class status, Wells apprenticed like his brothers to a draper, spending the years between the years of 1880 and 1883 in Wilson and South sea.(kirjasto.sci.fi/hgwells.com) His career as an author was fostered by unfortunate accident as a young child. He broke his leg in 4 places and spent a mandatory of the time resting and reading almost every book he could find(kirjasto.sci.fi/hgwells.htm). In 1883 Wells became a teacher/pupil at Midwest Grammar School. He was a very good teacher and many of students and staff seen him as a good and great teacher because of his ways he carried on his teaching and the was he taught his literary work.
He obtained a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London and studied their biology under T. H. Huxley.(kirjasto.sci.fi/hgwells.htm) He majored in biology and science and earned his degrees, this had a lot to do with how he got his knowledge for science fiction books and why he was so good at his work. However his intent fluted and in 1887, he left without a degree. He taught in private schools for four years, not taking his Bachelors degree until 1890. The next year he settled in London and by accident he married his cousin.
Her name was Isabel, unfortunately he fell in love with her and forced her to marry him, but when he found out it was his cousin he had to let her go. Wells continued his career as a teacher in a correspondence college but for the next year, he became a full time writer and he did what he loved to do. As a novelist Wells made his debut book called “The Time Machine” a book of great english novel that showed a lot of people what science fiction was all about. Wells had many more novels to write but the book he wrote “The Time Machine” boosted his career and helped people to realize what he was capable of and what to expect in the future. H. G.
Wells was a suspense grabber and he knew how to grab the reader and make the reader feel as if he or she was seeing the real thing as they read. For example On Halloween night in 1938 Orson Wells and the Mercury Theater broadcasted a dramatization of H.G. Wells famous tale “War of The Worlds” which recounted a Martians invasion of the Earth. The adaptation includes realistic radio news bulletins informing listeners of the developing saga. A music program was interrupted to brief listeners that an alien object had landed in Grover s Mill, N.
J. “News Announcers” describe the terrifying events as they unfold. Although Wells informed listeners at the start of the program that they were listening to a fictional radio drama, thousands of listeners who tuned in late believed the Earth was indeed under alien attack and panic soon followed.(www.ecyclopedia.com) Wells claimed that the broadcast was never intended to fool people or trick them but he wished to present a great Halloween tale. It was, he said, “the Mercury Theaters own radio version of dressing upon a sheet and jumping out of a bush saying boo!” In either case, it turned out to be one the biggest Halloween stories ever told. The whole episode tries to illustrate a number of things about mass psychology, but also about the willingness of people in the 1930s to believe that we are not alone in the unive …