Tag: Wells

  • The Time Machine: Then and Now

    It’s been about fifteen years since I first read The Time Machine.Β  It was so unlike anything I’d read before.Β  Afterwards, I even wrote my own time-travelling story, which was more like fan-fiction than anything else. I don’t often reread books, but as I build my H. G. Wells collection, I figured I’d reread each […]

  • H. G. Wells on Victorian Short Stories

    Lately I’ve been wandering down memory lane with H. G. Wells’ The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911).Β  This collection holds, in the words of Wells: “all of the short stories by me that I care for any one to read again.”Β  Some are new and some familiar – two of them are […]

  • “Humanzees” and The Island of Doctor Moreau – Episode 21

    A magazine article provoked me to re-read H. G. Well’s sci-fi horror classic, The Island of Doctor Moreau. Join my trip back in time as I talk about a Soviet scientist, a British author, and human-chimpanzee people. Sources / Further Reading:“It’s Time to Make Human-Chimp Hybrids” by David BarashArticles referencing Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov: Smithsonian Magazine […]

  • The Moon, a Violent Frontier

    Previously there occurred to me an idea for a post (since scrapped), called something like “H.G. Wells, Master of Humor and Pathos.”Β  The gist of it, which I saw again in The First Men in the Moon*, is his unique knack for combining both emotions to pull you into the scientific-adventure plots.Β  Though having enjoyed […]