Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel The Time Machine rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other "scientific romances"--The Islandof Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)--won him distinction as the father of science fiction. Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me." Greg Bear's novels and stories have appeared in more than twenty languages worldwide and have won numerous prizes, including two Hugos, five Nebulas, and the Prix Apollo. His novels include Darwin's Radio (winner of the Nebula and Endeavor awards), Darwin's Children, Vitals, Blood Music, Eon, Queen of Angels, and Moving Mars. He has served as a consultant and a lecturer on space and defense policy, biotechnology and bioterrorism, multimedia entertainment, and Internet issues. Simon J. James is Professor of Victorian Literature at the Department of English Studies, Durham University. He is the editor of The Wellsian, the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the H.G. Wells Society. He has edited four H.G. Wells novels for the Penguin Classics, as well as George Gissing's Charles Dickens: A Critical Study. James is the author of Maps of Utopia: H.G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture and Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative Form in the Novels of George Gissing.
H. G. Wells was born in 1866 and died in 1946.
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muy buena lectura Oct 4, 2000
La maquina del tiempo De:G. H. WELLS.
Esta es una obra sumamente entretenida, escrita por un hombre de una muy buena imaginación. La historia es corta y precisa, se mantiene muy bien hasta el final, y esta impregnada de esa sobriedad de las obras inglesas, de esa calmada y curiosa personalidad de los personajes ingleses. El libro nos cuenta la historia de un hombre que viaja hacia el futuro y encuentra a la raza humana con sus ideales ya hechos y su falta de interés en la vida. La raza se ha divido en dos, los ricos y tontos Eloy y los pobres pero igual de tontos, los morlocks. Los primeros viven sobre la tierra y son el alimento principal de los segundos que viven debajo, en cuevas. Según el autor, cada raza representa lo que será en los últimos años la raza humana antes de la extinción, cuando los humanos vuelvan a ser como niños que no necesitan de la inteligencia para sobrevivir y pueden prescindir de ella. Se ha criticado que esta obra es usada por el autor para defender teorías comunistas. Es cierto, y eso no le quita de ser una buena novela. Muy entretenida y un clásico de la literatura inglesa...