H. G. Wells wrote so vividly that this collection of short stories might as well have just been released.
As the title suggests, this collection includes twelve stories and a final piece that is narrated in the form of a dream. While its carefully crafted built-up saves the best for last, all these stories are masterpieces and contain brilliant storylines authentic to Victorian science fiction.
In ”A Dream of Armageddon” – the collection’s crowning achievement – the protagonist engages in conversation with a stranger on a train who eagerly tells him about a series of dreams comprising exotic, futuristic places, teeming with sadness and romantic feelings for a beloved woman. This epic story has been adapted for theatre and radio.
An interesting and nuanced collection showing the rare and rich talent of H. G. Wells.
H. G. Wells was an English writer, remembered mostly for his science fiction works. Often described as a futurist, H. G. Wells’s influence cannot be neglected for his works foresaw many technological innovations such as space travel, the atomic bomb, and the Internet. Four times Nobel Prize in Literature nominee, Wells explored a wide array of themes in his works, occupying one of the central seats in the canon of British literature. Some of his best works include the time-travel novel ”The Time Machine”, the sci-fi adventure novel ”The Island of Dr. Moreau”, the mankind-versus-aliens novel ”The War of the Worlds” and more than seventy short stories.