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.
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 . . .