H.G. Wells

Unquestionably one of the most popular authors in literary history, British writer H. G. Wells created a world of scientific wonder and technological discovery in such classic novels as The Time Machine (1895) ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1866 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (28)

War of the Worlds 2014 (Movie)

("War of the Worlds") (Source Material (from novel))

War of the Worlds: Goliath 2014 (Movie)

(from novel "The War of the Worlds") (Source Material)

Masters of Science Fiction 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Source Material

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

(from novel: "War of the Worlds") (Source Material)

Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Time Machine") (Source Material)

The First Men in the Moon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

From Story

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

("Island of Doctor Moreau") (Source Material (from novel))

War of the Worlds 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Gnaw: Food of the Gods Part II 1988 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977 (Movie)

("The Island of Dr Moreau") (Source Material (from novel))

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

(From Story)

Gemini Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

The Food Of The Gods 1976 (Movie)

("Food of the Gods") (Source Material (from novel))

The Invisible Man 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

La Merveilleuse visite 1973 (Movie)

(From Story)

Half a Sixpence 1967 (Movie)

("Kipps") (Source Material (from novel))

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

("The Food of the Gods") (Source Material (from novel))

First Men in the Moon 1963 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Time Machine 1960 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The War of the Worlds 1952 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The History of Mr. Polly 1948 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Man Who Could Work Miracles 1935 (Movie)

(From Story)

Things to Come 1935 (Movie)

(From Story)

Things to Come 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Island of Lost Souls 1932 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Invisible Man 1932 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))
Actor (1)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Biography

Unquestionably one of the most popular authors in literary history, British writer H. G. Wells created a world of scientific wonder and technological discovery in such classic novels as The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896 and The War of the Worlds (1898) that helped to give rise to the science fiction genre. Wells' work predicted major word wars, population movement from urban to suburban areas and wireless communication at a time when such accomplishments were still the stuff of fantasy, by presenting them in thrilling adventures that continued to capture the imagination of readers a century later. His work also proved ideal for film and television adaptations, which strove mightily to translate his scope and vision through elaborate special effects. Wells' novels also injected social and political commentary into his "scientific romances," and penned numerous world histories and scientific tomes over the course of prolific career. More significantly, Wells was a part of the foundation on which the whole of science fiction was built, inspiring writers and filmmakers to imagine the furthest reaches of human achievement. H.G. Wells' body of work placed him among a select number of 19th century and early 20th century authors whose writing had a profound influence on the written and visual entertainment of the centuries that followed.

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