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(1866-1946) British writer best known for his science fiction novels, such as "The Time Machine", "The Invisible Man", and "The War of the Worlds". The latter book inspired two movie renditions (1953, 2005), and Orson Welles' famed 1938 radio broadcast, which panicked many listeners, who thought they were listening to news reports of an actual Martian invasion of New Jersey. Wells, who studied with the great British biologist T.H. Huxley, was also an accomplished popularizer of science.
In "The War of the Worlds", H.G. Wells foresaw many of the horrors and technologies of the First World War, such as poison gas, flamethrowers, and armored vehicles.
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B. 1866
Herbert G. Wells was a brilliant British author, most well known for his books "The Invisible Man" a book about an invisible man ;) "The Time Machine" a story that showed a man traveling to year 802701 and meeting the simple Eloi and dangerous Morlocks, and a cute Eloi named Weena! He is also known for "The War of the Worlds" A book that illustrated danger in the future of war.
He also is known for creating the stereotypical version of a marshain. Growing up, Wells suffered from poverty and barely made it into Biology School on a Scholarship. His intelligence and extravagance is demonstrated by his works and theories.
H.G. Wells wrote "The Invisible Man", he was awesome.
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The creator of the 1938 radio adaptation of Orsen Well's book War of the Worlds. The broadcast was incredibly realistic and scared more than a few people into commiting suicide as not to be taken by the invading aliens.
Thank God for the measles.
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