Though written more than a century ago, the stories in this collection anticipate three enduring preoccupations of our era: time, identity and space. Between them, they touch on most of our hopes and anxieties.
Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are.
Spellbinding short stories of man-eating squid, magicians and monstrous machines, from the father of science fiction.
H. G. Wells wrote The Rights of Man in 1940, partly in response to the ongoing war with Germany. The fearlessly progressive ideas he set out were instrumental in the creation of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU's European Convention on Human Rights and the UK's Human Rights Act.
Disturbing, prescient stories of human conscience and conflicting desires by the pioneer of science fiction.
Depicting one man's descent into murderous brutality, The Invisible Man is a hugely influential and riveting exploration of science's power to corrupt.
A terrifying, prescient portrayal of a scientist trying to create a new super-breed, The Island of Doctor Moreau was described by H. G. Wells as an 'exercise in youthful blasphemy'.
A Victorian scientist propels himself into the future. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture . . .
Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells's expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.