H. G. Wells: Stories

Displaying stories 1 through 10 of 12

1 The First Men in the Moon

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Futuristic, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
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2 The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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3 The Invisible Man

Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Romance, Novel-Classic
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4 The Invisible Man: a Grotesque Romance

This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
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5 The Island of Doctor Moreau

Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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6 Tales of Space and Time

A collection of three short stories and two novellas written between 1897 and 1898. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories. contains "The Crystal Egg" "The Star" "A Story of the Stone Age" "A Story of the Days To Come" "The Man Who Could Work Miracles"

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
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7 The Time Machine

An explorer faces a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine's lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races-the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks-who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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8 Tono Bungay

Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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9 Twelve Stories and a Dream

Included in this collection is "Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland" where a man finds his way into fairyland where a fairy queen tries to seduce him away from his human fiancée. In other stories a ghost gets stuck and can't get back to the "other side", a man decides to try being a god for a few months, a magic shop sells "the real thing", a scientist sells time in a bottle, a body is stolen (while its owner is still alive) and a man dreams or does he?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
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10 The War in the Air

Our author tells us in this book, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice...

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
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