H.G. Wells Books

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 Great Illustrated Classics Series

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1 The Invisible Man 1995 Description / Buy

Order of H.G. Wells Short Stories

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1 The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Magic Shop (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Wheels of Chance (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
4 A Dream of Armageddon (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
5 Elements of Reconstruction (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
6 War and the Future (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
7 The Salvaging of Civiization (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
8 What Is Coming (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
9 Select Conversations with an Uncle (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
10 Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
11 The Crystal Egg (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
12 The Discovery of the Future (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of H.G. Wells Standalone Novels

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1 The Time Machine 1895 Description / Buy
2 The Wonderful Visit 1895 Description / Buy
3 The Island of Dr. Moreau (Short Story) 1896 Description / Buy
4 The Plattner Story (Short Story) 1896 Description / Buy
5 The Wheels of Chance 1896 Description / Buy
6 The War of the Worlds 1897 Description / Buy
7 The Invisible Man 1897 Description / Buy
8 H. G. Wells - The Star (Short Story) 1897 Description / Buy
9 Certain Personal Matters (Short Story) 1897 Description / Buy
10 A Story Of The Days To Come (Short Story) 1897 Description / Buy
11 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (Short Story) 1898 Description / Buy
12 The Sleeper Awakes 1899 Description / Buy
13 When the Sleeper Wakes 1899 Description / Buy
14 Love and Mr. Lewisham 1899 Description / Buy
15 The First Men in the Moon 1901 Description / Buy
16 The Sea Lady 1902 Description / Buy
17 The Valley of Spiders 1903 Description / Buy
18 The Magic Shop (Short Story) 1903 Description / Buy
19 The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth 1904 Description / Buy
20 A Modern Utopia 1905 Description / Buy
21 Kipps 1905 Description / Buy
22 In the Days of the Comet 1906 Description / Buy
23 The Door in the Wall (Short Story) 1906 Description / Buy
24 The War in the Air 1908 Description / Buy
25 Ann Veronica-A Modern Love Story 1909 Description / Buy
26 Ann Veronica 1909 Description / Buy
27 Tono-Bungay 1909 Description / Buy
28 The History of Mr. Polly 1909 Description / Buy
29 The New Machiavelli 1910 Description / Buy
30 Marriage 1912 Description / Buy
31 The Passionate Friends 1913 Description / Buy
32 The World Set Free 1914 Description / Buy
33 The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman 1914 Description / Buy
34 The Research Magnificent 1915 Description / Buy
35 Boon 1915 Description / Buy
36 Mr. Britling sees it through 1916 Description / Buy
37 The Soul of a Bishop 1917 Description / Buy
38 Joan and Peter: A Story of an Education 1918 Description / Buy
39 The Undying Fire 1919 Description / Buy
40 The Secret Places of the Heart 1922 Description / Buy
41 Men Like Gods 1923 Description / Buy
42 The Dream 1924 Description / Buy
43 Christina Alberta's Father 1925 Description / Buy
44 Bealby 1926 Description / Buy
45 The World of William Clissold 1926 Description / Buy
46 Meanwhile the Picture of a Lady 1927 Description / Buy
47 MR Blettsworthy on Rampole Island 1928 Description / Buy
48 Autocracy Of Mr Parham 1930 Description / Buy
49 Bulpington Of Blup 1930 Description / Buy
50 The Shape Of Things To Come 1933 Description / Buy
51 The Croquet Player 1936 Description / Buy
52 The Camford visitation, 1937 Description / Buy
53 Star Begotten 1937 Description / Buy
54 Brynhild 1937 Description / Buy
55 The Brothers and the Croquet Player 1938 Description / Buy
56 Apropos Of Dolores 1938 Description / Buy
57 The Holy Terror 1939 Description / Buy
58 Babes In The Darkling Wood 1940 Description / Buy
59 You Can't Be Too Careful 1941 Description / Buy
60 The Last Books of H. G. Wells 1945 Description / Buy
61 All Aboard for Ararat 1947 Description / Buy
62 The Desert Daisy 1957 Description / Buy
63 Brand Of Evil (Short Story) 1960 Description / Buy
64 The Wealth of Mr. Waddy 1969 Description / Buy
65 This Misery Of Boots (Short Story) 1973 Description / Buy
66 Mind At The End Of Its Tether (Short Story) 1974 Description / Buy
67 Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction 1975 Description / Buy
68 The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
69 The Grisly Folk, and the Wild Asses of the Devil 2008 Description / Buy
70 The Desert Daisy 2012 Description / Buy
71 Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
72 Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
73 H. G. Wells - The Chronic Argonauts (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
74 The Story of a Simple Soul 2018 Description / Buy
75 The Wheels of Chance a Bicycling Idyll 2018 Description / Buy

Order of The Correspondence of H.G. Wells Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Correspondence of H.G. Wells 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 3 1997 Description / Buy
3 The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 2 1997 Description / Buy
4 The Correspondence of H G Wells Vol 4 1997 Description / Buy

Order of H.G. Wells Short Story Collections

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1 The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents 1896 Description / Buy
2 The Plattner Story and Others 1897 Description / Buy
3 The Crystal Egg and Other Tales 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 1909 Description / Buy
8 The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories 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 Collected Short Stories 2008 Description / Buy
17 Tales of the Weird and Supernatural 2011 Description / Buy
18 The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2014 Description / Buy
19 The Best Short Stories of H.G. Wells 2015 Description / Buy
20 The Argonauts of the Air & 15 Short Stories 2015 Description / Buy
21 Thirty Strange Stories 2017 Description / Buy
22 The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories 2017 Description / Buy
23 The Door in the Wall? And Other Stories (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of H.G. Wells Non-Fiction Books

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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 God the Invisible King (Short Story) 1917 Description / Buy
12 The Outline of History 1919 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 The Open Conspiracy and Other Writings 1933 Description / Buy
17 Experiment in Autobiography 1934 Description / Buy
18 H.G. Wells in love 1934 Description / Buy
19 World Brain 1938 Description / Buy
20 The Fate Of Homo Sapiens 1939 Description / Buy
21 The New World Order (Short Story) 1939 Description / Buy
22 The Conquest of Time 1942 Description / Buy
23 Crux Ansata 1943 Description / Buy
24 Interviews and Recollections 1981 Description / Buy
25 Experiment in Autobiography, Vol 2 1984 Description / Buy
26 A Volume of Journalism 1999 Description / Buy
27 The Conquest of Time and The Happy Turning 2002 Description / Buy
28 Little Wars and Floor Games 2006 Description / Buy
29 Washington and the Riddle of Peace 2006 Description / Buy
30 What Are We to Do with Our Lives? 2007 Description / Buy
31 The Salvaging of Civilisation 2017 Description / Buy
32 Russia in the Shadows 2018 Description / Buy


# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best Crime Stories Ever Told 2002 Description / Buy
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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 Discovery of the Future and was released on October, 13th 2018. It is the newest book in the H.G. Wells Short Stories.