Author(s): H. G. Wells
From the “father of science fiction,” H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.
The former propels the reader into the distant future, where a decaying Earth is being gradually swallowed by the Sun and where two strange species--the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks--inhabit an eerie dystopia.
The latter offers the mesmerizing account of a bitter young scientist who discovers the chemical secret of invisibility, uses it on himself, and embarks on a terrifying descent into crime, obsession, and insanity. Both horrifying and thought-provoking, these cautionary tales are combined into an elegantly designed clothbound edition that features an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Herbert George "H.G." Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels. His most notable works of science fiction include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. While he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times, his novels were never selected for that top literary honor. Regardless, they remain timeless pieces of science fiction.Allen Grove is a Professor and Chair of the English Department at Alfred University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his research and teaching focus primarily on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century British fiction.