For many people, Herbert George Wells remains the ‘father of science fiction’ par excellence. For others, he was a visionary educator and social commentator, straddling late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, more than 70 years after his death, his reputation has never been higher, inspiring a literary prize and a literary festival in Folkestone, the Kentish Town where Wells lived and worked for many years.
A prolific writer, H G Wells is perhaps best remembered for his science fiction novels and short stories. His output embraces history, science fiction, horror, satire, and fantasy. Wells was also a futurist, foreseeing air travel, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, and even satellite television. Amongst his writings are dozens of short stories – some are very well known, others less so.
Raconteurs has sought to pay tribute to this literary pioneer with a collection of short stories that embody the range of Wells’ imagination and talent. Volume One of this collection, now available on Audible.com and on Audible.co.uk, includes tales of gothic horror, fantasy, ghost stories, science fiction, satire, and stories of domestic and social commentary. We hope it will intrigue and entertain you – and leave you wanting to hear more!