History Creator / HGWells

14th Dec '16 3:28:27 PM Xtifr
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'''Herbert George Wells''' (1866-1946) was a British ScienceFiction writer who, along with Creator/JulesVerne, defined the genre during the late 19th and early 20th century, and spawned many tropes, including the TimeMachine and the AlienInvasion.

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'''Herbert Herbert George Wells''' Wells (1866-1946) was a British ScienceFiction writer who, along with Creator/JulesVerne, defined the genre during the late 19th and early 20th century, and spawned many tropes, including the TimeMachine and the AlienInvasion.
10th Nov '16 6:48:05 AM BrendanRizzo
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* CruelTwistEnding: In "Empire of the Ants", the ants will keep marching, until they have escaped South America and taken over the world within half a century.
2nd Nov '16 3:04:21 AM 06tele
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Often portrayed, in fiction, in BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy-style situations, involving either TimeTravel or Aliens. Said fictional portrayals often leave out the fact that his voice sounded almost identical to that of Creator/TexAvery's Droopy Dog (as can be heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUdghSMTXsU a radio interview]] he did with Creator/OrsonWelles (no relation)).

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Often portrayed, in fiction, in BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy-style situations, involving either TimeTravel or Aliens. Said fictional portrayals often leave out the fact that his voice sounded almost identical to that resembled an English-accented version of Creator/TexAvery's Droopy Dog (as can be heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUdghSMTXsU a radio interview]] he did with Creator/OrsonWelles (no relation)).
2nd Nov '16 3:01:15 AM 06tele
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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message (although he was a [[HypocriticalHumor fine one]] [[{Anvilicious} to talk]].)

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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message (although he was a [[HypocriticalHumor fine one]] [[{Anvilicious} one to talk]].)
2nd Nov '16 3:00:38 AM 06tele
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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message (although he was a [[HypocriticalHumor fine one]] [[{Anvilicious to talk}]].)

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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message (although he was a [[HypocriticalHumor fine one]] [[{Anvilicious [[{Anvilicious} to talk}]].talk]].)
2nd Nov '16 3:00:16 AM 06tele
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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.

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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.
message (although he was a [[HypocriticalHumor fine one]] [[{Anvilicious to talk}]].)
2nd Nov '16 2:59:11 AM 06tele
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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton famously compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.

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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/GKChesterton famously compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.
16th Jun '16 4:26:15 PM SoapheadChurch
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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/CSLewis famously compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.

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In his later life, he turned more toward what he thought society should be like; fictional {{Utopia}}s and {{Dystopia}}s and nonfiction books on socialist thought alike. Though Wells thought of these works as more important, it's his early stuff that's thought of as classic, at least in part because it is generally better written. Creator/CSLewis Creator/GKChesterton famously compared him to [[Literature/TheBible Esau]], saying that just as the latter had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, so Wells traded his talent for a pot of message.
15th Apr '16 9:56:29 AM Pren
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His life had quite the BittersweetEnding, as he was very worried about the rise of Nazism and warned that it might just lead to an apocalypse like the ones he'd written about, which can make it a relief that he lived long enough to see the end of World War II...until you realize this also means one of the last major scientific achievements he witnessed was the atomic bomb.
27th Jan '16 7:54:21 AM jake38
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Many of his novels were written in the first person, narrated by an unnamed character. In many adaptations, ''The Time Machine'''s unnamed time-traveler is H.G. Wells himself, which has led to [[Film/TimeAfterTime other works]] using the real-life Wells as a time-travelling character. Or, occasionally, [[{{Series/Warehouse13}} a sometimes-evil sometimes-heroic 150-year-old time-travelling bisexual woman]], but that's a whole other kettle of fish.

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Many of his novels were written in the first person, narrated by an unnamed character. In many adaptations, ''The Time Machine'''s unnamed time-traveler is H.G. Wells himself, which has led to [[Film/TimeAfterTime other works]] using the real-life Wells as a time-travelling character. Or, occasionally, [[{{Series/Warehouse13}} a sometimes-evil sometimes-heroic 150-year-old time-travelling bisexual woman]], but that's a whole other kettle of fish.
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