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H.G. (Herbert George) Wells
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    (September 21, 1866-August 13, 1946)
    H.G. stands for Herbert George
    Wrote 'The Time Machine,' 'The Food of Gods,' 'Island of Dr. Moreau,' 'Village of the Giants,' 'First Men in the Moon,' 'The Invisible Man' and 'War of the Worlds'
    Member of the Fabian Society (British socialist group of thinkers)
    He and Jules Verne publicly battled.
    He claimed 'Verne couldn't write himself out of a paper sack' and Verne called his ideas 'scientifically implausible.'
    He was a vegetarian.
    He married his cousin, Isabel (1881), but left her to marry one of his students, Amy Catherine (1895).
    He had many wives and mistresses, including Rebecca West, who was 26 years younger than him and bore him a son out of wedlock.
    His story 'War of the Worlds' created a national panic when Orson Welles and the Mercury Players performed it on American radio (Halloween, 1939).
    He was left handed.
    He was an anti-Marxist socialist.
    He was a pacifist, but joined into the war effort.
    He despised and spoke out against Hitler and nazis.
    His books were burned in Germany.
    He was a pacifist and his 'War that Will End all Wars' epitaph was used to describe World War I.
    He believed in free love well before the hippies.
    He was a strong support of women's rights.
    He became interested in literature when he was non-mobile with a broken leg as a child, and read everything he could.
    An international group called 'The H. G. Wells' Society' formed in the 1960s (and are still going strong).
    He said Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe' (1920).
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