Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a English author of scientific romances including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), and The War of the Worlds (1898). In addition to being a noted science fiction pioneer, Wells also wrote on social issues. Indeed, even his fiction works often contained social commentary. His books are still read today and have been popularized by movies and television shows, served as the basis for several games, and been adapted into radio dramas—including Orson Welles’ famous 1938 Panic Broadcast.
Last updated: Feb 20, 2006