Friday, May 6, 2011

Top ten H.G. Wells books

H.G. Wells published over 100 books in his lifetime, including several classic science fiction stories.

David Lodge, whose latest novel A Man of Parts, a fictionalized account of H.G. Wells's life and career, releases in the U.S. in September, named a top ten list of Wells's novels for the Guardian, including:
The Time Machine (1895)

This was the book that made Wells instantly famous when it was first published, and it has never been out of print since. The machine itself quaintly resembles a bicycle, on which the time-traveller ventures further and further towards the death of the Earth as the sun cools. On the way he stops in the year 802,000 to discover a disturbing reversal of the Victorian class-system. Unforgettable.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Time Machine is one of Linda Buckley-Archer's top ten time-travelling stories.

--Marshal Zeringue