H.G. Wells is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, mentioned alongside names like Herbert George and Jules Verne. A journalist and prolific author, Wells was born in 1866 in Britain.
Order of H.G. Wells Standalone Novels
|1||The Wonderful Visit||1895||Description / Buy|
|2||The Time Machine||1895||Description / Buy|
|3||The Wheels of Chance||1896||Description / Buy|
|4||The Plattner Story (Short Story)||1896||Description / Buy|
|5||The War of the Worlds||1897||Description / Buy|
|6||The Invisible Man||1897||Description / Buy|
|7||A Story Of The Days To Come (Short Story)||1897||Description / Buy|
|8||The Man Who Could Work Miracles (Short Story)||1898||Description / Buy|
|9||The Sleeper Awakes||1899||Description / Buy|
|10||Love and Mr. Lewisham||1899||Description / Buy|
|11||The First Men in the Moon||1901||Description / Buy|
|12||The Sea Lady||1902||Description / Buy|
|13||The Magic Shop (Short Story)||1903||Description / Buy|
|14||The Valley of Spiders||1903||Description / Buy|
|15||The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth||1904||Description / Buy|
|16||Kipps||1905||Description / Buy|
|17||A Modern Utopia||1905||Description / Buy|
|18||The Door in the Wall (Short Story)||1906||Description / Buy|
|19||In the Days of the Comet||1906||Description / Buy|
|20||The War in the Air||1908||Description / Buy|
|21||Tono-Bungay||1909||Description / Buy|
|22||Ann Veronica||1909||Description / Buy|
|23||Ann Veronica-A Modern Love Story||1909||Description / Buy|
|24||The History of Mr. Polly||1909||Description / Buy|
|25||The New Machiavelli||1910||Description / Buy|
|26||Marriage||1912||Description / Buy|
|27||The Passionate Friends||1913||Description / Buy|
|28||The World Set Free||1914||Description / Buy|
|29||The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman||1914||Description / Buy|
|30||The Research Magnificent||1915||Description / Buy|
|31||Boon||1915||Description / Buy|
|32||Mr. Britling sees it through||1916||Description / Buy|
|33||The Soul of a Bishop||1917||Description / Buy|
|34||Joan and Peter: A Story of an Education||1918||Description / Buy|
|35||The Undying Fire||1919||Description / Buy|
|36||The Secret Places of the Heart||1922||Description / Buy|
|37||Men Like Gods||1923||Description / Buy|
|38||The Dream||1924||Description / Buy|
|39||Christina Alberta's Father||1925||Description / Buy|
|40||Bealby||1926||Description / Buy|
|41||The World of William Clissold||1926||Description / Buy|
|42||Meanwhile the Picture of a Lady||1927||Description / Buy|
|43||MR Blettsworthy on Rampole Island||1928||Description / Buy|
|44||Autocracy Of Mr Parham||1930||Description / Buy|
|45||Bulpington Of Blup||1930||Description / Buy|
|46||The Shape Of Things To Come||1933||Description / Buy|
|47||The Croquet Player||1936||Description / Buy|
|48||The Camford visitation,||1937||Description / Buy|
|49||Star Begotten||1937||Description / Buy|
|50||Brynhild||1937||Description / Buy|
|51||The Brothers and the Croquet Player||1938||Description / Buy|
|52||Apropos Of Dolores||1938||Description / Buy|
|53||The Holy Terror||1939||Description / Buy|
|54||Babes In The Darkling Wood||1940||Description / Buy|
|55||You Can't Be Too Careful||1941||Description / Buy|
|56||The Last Books of H. G. Wells||1945||Description / Buy|
|57||All Aboard for Ararat||1947||Description / Buy|
|58||The Desert Daisy||1957||Description / Buy|
|59||Brand Of Evil (Short Story)||1960||Description / Buy|
|60||The Wealth of Mr. Waddy||1969||Description / Buy|
|61||This Misery Of Boots (Short Story)||1973||Description / Buy|
|62||Mind At The End Of Its Tether (Short Story)||1974||Description / Buy|
|63||Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction||1975||Description / Buy|
|64||The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (Short Story)||2006||Description / Buy|
|65||The Grisly Folk, and the Wild Asses of the Devil||2008||Description / Buy|
|66||The Desert Daisy||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of The Correspondence of H.G. Wells Series
|1||The Correspondence of H.G. Wells||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 2||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 3||1997||Description / Buy|
|4||The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 4||1997||Description / Buy|
Order of H.G. Wells Short Story Collections
|1||The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents||1896||Description / Buy|
|2||The Crystal Egg and Other Tales||1897||Description / Buy|
|3||The Plattner Story and Others||1897||Description / Buy|
|4||Thirty Strange Stories||1897||Description / Buy|
|5||Tales of Space and Time||1899||Description / Buy|
|6||Twelve Stories and a Dream||1906||Description / Buy|
|7||The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories||1909||Description / Buy|
|8||The Country of the Blind||1909||Description / Buy|
|9||Tales of Wonder||1910||Description / Buy|
|10||The Complete Short Stories||1927||Description / Buy|
|11||The Moth and Other Stories||1962||Description / Buy|
|12||The Empire Of The Ants And Other Stories||1977||Description / Buy|
|13||The Man With A Nose||1984||Description / Buy|
|14||In the Days of the Comet & Seventeen Short Stories||1999||Description / Buy|
|15||The Red Room and Other Stories||2000||Description / Buy|
|16||Tales of the Weird and Supernatural||2011||Description / Buy|
|17||The Best Short Stories of H.G. Wells||2015||Description / Buy|
|18||The Argonauts of the Air & 15 Short Stories||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of H.G. Wells Non-Fiction Books
|1||Anticipations||1901||Description / Buy|
|2||Mankind in the Making||1903||Description / Buy|
|3||The Food of the Gods||1904||Description / Buy|
|4||The Future in America||1906||Description / Buy|
|5||First and Last Things||1908||Description / Buy|
|6||New Worlds for Old||1908||Description / Buy|
|7||Floor Games||1911||Description / Buy|
|8||Little Wars||1913||Description / Buy|
|9||An Englishman Looks at the World||1914||Description / Buy|
|10||What Is Coming? a Forecast of Things After the War||1916||Description / Buy|
|11||The Outline of History, Vols. I and II||1919||Description / Buy|
|12||The Outline of History, Volume 2||1920||Description / Buy|
|13||A Short History of the World||1922||Description / Buy|
|14||A Modern Utopia and Other Discussions||1925||Description / Buy|
|15||The Open Conspiracy||1928||Description / Buy|
|16||H.G. Wells in love||1934||Description / Buy|
|17||Experiment in Autobiography||1934||Description / Buy|
|18||World Brain||1938||Description / Buy|
|19||The New World Order - Whether It Is Attainable, How It Can Be Attained, and What Sort of World a World at Peace Will Have to Be||1939||Description / Buy|
|20||The Fate Of Homo Sapiens||1939||Description / Buy|
|21||The Conquest of Time||1942||Description / Buy|
|22||Crux Ansata||1943||Description / Buy|
|23||Interviews and Recollections||1981||Description / Buy|
|24||Experiment in Autobiography, Vol 2||1984||Description / Buy|
|25||A Volume of Journalism||1999||Description / Buy|
|26||The Conquest of Time and The Happy Turning||2002||Description / Buy|
|27||Washington and the Riddle of Peace||2006||Description / Buy|
|28||What Are We to Do with Our Lives?||2007||Description / Buy|
|29||The Salvaging of Civilisation||2017||Description / Buy|
|1||The Best Crime Stories Ever Told||2002||Description / Buy|
Wells was never shy about his poverty-ridden upbringing and he often sought to glorify the importance of lower-class beginnings. Things began to change for the author when he found his way to the Imperial College of Science and technology as a result of a timely scholarship.
Even with his education, Wells’ poor beginnings continued to affect his ideas and attitudes towards the world. Wells thought that communism was the only solution to a world whose capitalist class divisions would eventually destroy it.
While at the Imperial College, H.G. Wells had the opportunity to study under T.H. Huxley. The author experimented with school magazines and newspapers before finally writing The Time Machine in 1895.
His first novel, one that he wrote in an attempt to overcome his financial constraints, the book was very critical of capitalism and it elicited interest from his readers in Victorian England. With books like The Invisible Man and The War Between the Worlds following, H.G. Wells soon cemented his place as an unparalleled genius in the science fiction arena.
The author is still best known for the 1938 radio play of his War Between the Worlds book which was so convincing in its delivery that it caused panic and mayhem amongst listeners who thought that earth might have become the victim of an Alien Assault.
A controversial figure in politics that drew criticism for cheating on his wives whilst also seemingly fighting for women’s rights, and pushing for socialism only to reject it later, H.G. Wells was loved and hated in equal measure by his peers, most of whom recognized his genius as an author despite their irritation with his person.
H.G. Wells’ popularity peaked in the 1920s. After a while, all the propaganda in his books drew the ire of readers and critics alike. It didn’t help that Wells’ view of the world and its future seemed to grow darker with each passing year.
Soon, many of the author’s readers had little patience for his many dystopian futures, though Wells still inspired the masses with his nonfiction work.
Wells’ ideas have continued to permeate through entertainment today. He is still considered an unrivaled science fiction titan.
H.G. Wells Awards
Even though a number of awards have been named after H.G. Wells since his death, the author himself never won any awards for his literary work. However, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in Literature on Four Different occasions.
H.G. Wells Books into Movies/TV
A surprising number of Wells’ novels have been adapted into movies over the decades, both for the big and small screen, this including Dead Night, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The Shape of Things to Come, The Man Who Could Work Miracles, The History of Mr. Polly, The Passionate Friends, The Time Machine and War of the Worlds.
Best H.G. Wells Books
H.G. Wells will never be forgotten, not when one considers all his contributions to the science fiction genre, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:
The Time Machine: When an explorer uses his time machine to travel into the far flung future, he finds the earth dying a slow death. He also discovers the Morlocks and the Eloi, two races that manifest human nature’s differing sides.
This is the book that put H.G. Wells on the path to stardom. The book revolves around an English gentleman who finds the key to time travel. He builds a machine that takes him eight hundred thousand years into the future. There he meets the two races descended from human beings as he knows them.
The Island of Dr. Moreau: When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a Pacific Island, his only worry is the potential for his rescue and his ability to survive until that moment. He is unaware of the presence of Dr. Moreau and the strange creatures that he shares the island with.
This book wasn’t particularly popular when it came out. The Time Machine wowed readers with its representation of the wonderful possibilities of the science. Readers wanted more of that from Wells.
Instead, they were treated to a picture of the terror that can come from the misuse of science.
When Does The Next H.G. Wells book come out?
H.G. Wells doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Salvaging of Civilisation and was released on February, 6th 2017. It is the newest book in the H.G. Wells Non-Fiction Books.
Updated: June 22, 2017