Herbert George Wells, English writer, c 1930.
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H G Wells (1866-1946), the novelist, short story writer and popular historian was the author of such famed publications as 'The Time Machine' (1895) and 'The War of The Worlds' (1898). Having obtained a BSc in science, Wells embraced the contemporary isues of Fabianism, scientific theory, human rights and free love and represented them in his literary work. In 1933 Wells wrote 'The Shape of Things to Come', a work attempting to obstruct the rise of Fascism.