H.G. Wells

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Sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction," Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English novelist, teacher, historian and journalist. He is well known for his earlier works which included The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Wells was a prolific writer who mastered a number of genres including Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, and Realism. His short stories are quite interesting, as well written and entertaining as his better-known novels.

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Short Stories

A Deal in Ostriches
A Dream of Armageddon
Aepyornis Island
A Moonlight Fable
A Moth—Genus Novo
A Slip Under the Microscope
A Vision of Judgment
In Labrador
In the Avu Observatory
Jimmy Goggles the God
Miss Winchelsea's Heart
Mr. Brisher's Treasure
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
The Beautiful Suit
The Cone
The Country of the Blind
The Crystal Egg
The Diamond Maker
The Door In the Wall
The Empire of the Ants
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
The Flying Man
The Hammerpond Park Burglary
The Jilting of Jane
The Lord of the Dynamos
The Magic Shop
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
The New Accelerator
The Obliterated Man
The Plattner Story
The Purple Pileus
The Red Room
The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes
The Sea Raiders
The Star
The Stolen Bacillus
The Stolen Body
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham
The Temptation of Harringay
The Treasure in the Forest
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist
The Truth about Pyecraft
The Valley of Spiders
Through a Window
Under the Knife


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