H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
Wells is the Prospero of all brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fictionThe greatest science fiction writer of them allThe founding father and presiding genius of UK science fiction - The Encyclopedia of Science FictionWells's scientific romances were works of art with unique relevance for our times