H.G. Wells(1866-1946), Novelist and social commentator
Herbert George Wells
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Author; his science-based futuristic novels, such as The Time Machine (1895) and The Shape of Things to Come (1933) gained a retrospective glamour for predicting air warfare and the atomic bomb; other works include socialist pamphlets, educational tracts and loosely autobiographical novels like The History of Mr Polly (1910).
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- George Philip Wells (son)