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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Time Machine (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wonderful Visit (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wheels of Chance (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Man (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of the Worlds (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Sleeper Wakes / The Sleeper Awakes (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Mr. Lewisham (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Men in the Moon (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Lady (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kipps (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Utopia (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Days of the Comet (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War in the Air (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tono-Bungay (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ann Veronica (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Mr Polly (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleeper Awakes (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Machiavelli (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passionate Friends (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Set Free (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bealby: A Holiday (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Research Magnificent (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boon, the Mind of the Race (As: Reginald Bliss) (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boon (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soul of a Bishop (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joan and Peter: A Story of an Education (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Undying Fire (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Places of the Heart (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Men Like Gods (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christina Alberta's Father (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of William Clissold (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meanwhile the Picture of a Lady (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King Who Was a King (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autocracy of Mr. Parham (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bulpington of Blup (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shape of Things to Come (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Croquet Player (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Begotten (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Camford Visitation (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brynhild (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brothers (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apropos of Dolores (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Holy Terror (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Aboard for Ararat (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babes in the Darkling Wood (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can't Be Too Careful (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wealth of Mr. Waddy (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Chronic Argonauts / The Chronic Argonaughts (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure in the Forest (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes / The Story of Davidson's Eyes (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plattner Story (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea-Raiders (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Egg (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Story Of The Days To Come (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dream of Armageddon (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valley of Spiders (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Shop (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door in the Wall (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desert Daisy (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Accelerator (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Knife (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vision of Judgment (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aepyornis Island (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Obliterated Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Egg and Other Tales (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirty Strange Stories (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plattner Story and Others (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Space and Time (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twelve Stories and a Dream (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Wonder (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Short Stories (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moth and Other Stories (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man With a Nose (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Days of the Comet & Seventeen Short Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Room and Other Stories (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grisly Folk, and the Wild Asses of the Devil (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Short Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Weird and Supernatural (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Short Stories of H.G. Wells (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Argonauts of the Air & 15 Short Stories (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door in the Wall? And Other Stories (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Screenplays Books

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Certain Personal Matters (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anticipations (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Discovery of the Future (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mankind in the Making (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future in America (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Misery of Boots (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
First and Last Things (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds for Old (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Floor Games (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Wars (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Englishman Looks at the World (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
What is Coming? (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elements of Reconstruction (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
God the Invisible King (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
War and the Future / Italy, France and Britain at War (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
In The Fourth Year (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outline of History (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Russia in the Shadows (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Salvaging of Civiization (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Short History of the World (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Washington and the Riddle of Peace / Washington and the Hope of Peace (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Utopia and Other Discussions (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Open Conspiracy: What Are We To Do With Our Lives? (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science of Life (With: G.P. Wells,Julian Huxley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Open Conspiracy and Other Writings (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experiment in Autobiography (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
H.G. Wells in Love (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Brain (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fate of Homo Sapiens / The Fate of Man (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New World Order (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conquest of Time (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crux Ansata (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mind at the End of Its Tether (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank Swinnerton (With: Arnold Bennett,Grant M. Overton) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interviews and Recollections (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experiment in Autobiography, Vol. 2 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Volume of Journalism (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conquest of Time and The Happy Turning (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Wars and Floor Games (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of H.G. Wells Audiobooks Books

The Martian Invasion of Earth (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Martian Invasion of Earth is an full-cast adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

Publication Order of Correspondence Of H.G. Wells Books

The Correspondence of H.G. Wells (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 2 (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 4 (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 3 (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories(1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar The Doors(1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Rainbow(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Stories(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Campfire Collection: Ghosts, Beasts, and Things That Go Bump in the Night(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tainted: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Classic Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contact: Stories of the New World(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Stories, February 1929(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Martian Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Mars(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Tales of Horror(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

H.G. Wells was one of the prolific authors from The United Kingdom, who used to write his books based on a variety of genres, including politics, history, social realism, science fiction, etc. At present, he is best remembered for the science fiction books written by him and is regarded as the father of science fiction. Two other authors are included in this club along with him and they are Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne. Author Wells has written numerous notable works of science fiction over the course of his writing career. In his lifetime, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature for a total of 4 times. Earlier, author Wells took a specialized training in biology and his thinking on the ethical matters happened in a fundamental and specifically Darwinian context. Right from his early days, he was an outspoken socialist. The later works of author Wells became increasingly didactic and political, due to which he used to write very less science fiction. Many a times, he used to indicate on his official documents that he was a journalist by profession. Some of the initial novels that author Wells wrote described the lower middle class life and made everyone believe that he was Charles Dickens’s worthy successor. However, he did not stop only at this. He went on to try different social strata and on one occasion even attempted English society’s diagnosis as a whole. Author Wells was a diabetic himself and co-founded The Diabetic Association in the year 1934, which is known as Diabetes UK in today’s world. Author Wells was born as Herbert George Wells in Brombley, Kent, The United Kingdom. His birth took place on September 21, 1866. Wells was the youngest of the 4 children of Sarah Neal and Joseph Wells and was called as Bertie by his family members. The family of Wells had inherited and acquired a shop in which they used to sell sporting and china goods. However, it did not prosper and hardly generated any income. Wells’s father used to support the family’s income by playing professional cricket for the county team of Kent. But, that too didn’t use to serve well for the family.

When Wells was a young boy, he was involved in an accident due to which he became bedridden in 1874 with a fractured leg. As a means to pass his time, he adopted the habit of reading books that he used to get from a local library. Soon, author Wells became devoted to the worlds showed to him in the books. The interesting stories also stimulated his urge to try his hand at writing. That year, he joined the Commercial Academy, which was a private school having a curriculum focussed on developing the writing skills of the students. Due to the erratic teaching method of the school, author Wells benefitted a lot. Wells continued to study there until 1880. His father got injured in 1877 which ended his cricketing career. And as there was no other major source of income, the family decided to place Wells and his brothers as apprentices in different occupations. Subsequently, Wells was made to work as a draper at the Hyde’s Draper Emporium. There, he used to work for 13 hours every day and sleep along with the other apprentices in a dormitory. The experience that Wells gained at the time of this job late inspired the plots his books Kipps and The Wheels of Chance. These books portray a draper apprentice’s life as well as provide a critique of the wealth distribution of the society. In 1891, he married his cousin named Isabel Mary. Later, when he started loving one of the students named Amy Catherine Robbins, they decided to separate in the year 1894. Catherine and Wells got entered into marriage in 1895. Due to his increasing poor health, he moved to Sandgate, where he constructed his large house called Spade House in 1901. Wells continued to have affairs with many other women in his life, all with the consent of his wife. Some his affairs with fellow woman authors. Apart from writing books, author Wells was also a prolific artist. He liked to express his feelings and thoughts through his sketches and drawings. He used to often use the sketches on the title pages and endpapers of his diaries. The paintings covered a variety of topics from political commentaries to literary contemporaries as well as his romantic interests.

One of the best known books written by H.G. Wells is titled as ‘The Food of the Gods’. It was first published in the year 1904. Author Wells has introduced the main character in this book as Albert Caddles. The central theme of the plot deals with the description of the things that happen when science tends to tamper with nature. In the form of a riveting and cautionary tale, Wells has shown the disastrous results revealing the chilling science fiction story. At the beginning, a couple of scientists are shown attempting to create a new food growth agent which could have beneficial uses to the mankind. In their attempt, they discover that the spread of the material cannot be controlled. As a result, several giant rats, insects, and chickens begin to run around. The children who are given the newly food stuffs also show incredible growth as well as serious illness. As the years pass, people who consumed the treated food stuffs find that they are not able to fit themselves in the hypocritical and ignorant society. They get shut away from the traditional society for having unusual mental powers. Consequently, hatred and ignorance get increased because a distinction line gets drawn between the giants and ordinary people across the families and communities. Another riveting tale of science fiction written by Wells is in the form of the book titled ‘The War of the Worlds’. It was initially released in 1897 and then again in 2002 by the Modern Library publishers. Author Wells has described the attack on England by the Martians. The creatures from Mars arrive in big cylinders. The first cylinder arrives near Woking. Out of curiosity, a large group of people gather to witness the unearthly machine. But, the Martians come out and kill numerous humans through their Heat Ray. Further, the creatures go on to cause a lot of destruction of life and property. As the humans look totally powerless against the Martians, it seems that the world would come to an end. But, the unearthly creatures don’t reckon one factor which brings about their end on Earth and forces them to fly back to their world.

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2 Responses to “H.G. Wells”

  1. ImACarrot: 5 years ago

    You forgot ..

    Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought.(1901)

    Gee I wonder why

    Reply
    • Steve: 3 years ago

      Anticipations is in the non fiction list

      Reply

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