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Sort order. So there's that. Worth reading for the hard social truths, fantastic situations and eerily accurate imaginings, though this volume made me wonder quite how I'd managed to miss how incredibly racist H. Wells was when reading his more famous stories in my youth Although I'm not sure if this is the exact collection of short stories I have my copy is extremely old, and I cannot find a matching cover , I can conclude that in general, H. Wells was extremely ahead of his time.

Throughout the stories, I had to keep reminding myself that they were written before the majority of these scientific discoveries had been discovered. Time travel, worm holes, fourth dimensions, and acceleration before Einstein came up with his Special and General Theories of Relat Although I'm not sure if this is the exact collection of short stories I have my copy is extremely old, and I cannot find a matching cover , I can conclude that in general, H.

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Time travel, worm holes, fourth dimensions, and acceleration before Einstein came up with his Special and General Theories of Relativity; He thought up the Wright Brothers before they thought up themselves; He imagined the view of our pale blue dot 80 years before Sagan and Voyager; He takes his reader to the depth of the ocean 64 years before Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh made their journey to the depths of the Mariana Trench; and of course, he tackles evolution within years of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' in which he not only concurs with Darwin in what must have been a controversial time, but he also highlights the strength of women in what I interpret as a first step towards gender equality.

All in all, I highly recommend these stories to everyone. Feb 22, Thaydra rated it liked it Shelves: classics , did-not-finish , fiction , science-fiction. I was only able to read the first three or four before I had to return it. When considering the time frame in which some of these were written, it's really quite incredible. Some of the stories I really enjoyed, others just bored me.

Someday I'd like to finish reading the others. Also posted on my book blog Captivated by Books. I have wanted to read The Time Machine by H.

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Wells for quite some time so when I saw it on my shelf at my parents I had to pick it up. However, all the other stories in the book blew me away Also posted on my book blog Captivated by Books. However, all the other stories in the book blew me away. After read this collection by Wells, I am now desperate to get my hands on anything science-fiction that can give me the same feelings of awe and inspiration. Not only are his stories incredibly well thought out, they are also impeccably written. One thing I found interesting was that in almost every story the narrator was someone retelling a story told to him by the protagonist.

Admittedly sometimes the descriptions are a little long-winded, and occasionally pulls the reader out of the story, which is what happens with The Time Machine, however, the stories are usually worth getting through that.

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One thing I really loved about the stories is that many all? It does make you wonder what kind of mind H. Wells had to come up with such incredible stories, especially given the time they were written, and I would give almost anything to have seen inside that mind, but at least we have many stories which undoubtedly cover a large range of ideas and concepts.


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I hate that it took me so long to try H. It may seem strange for me to say I recommend his work based on one collection of short stories, but the writing and imagination shown in them is so consistent I have a hard time believing he could have written something unenjoyable. Wells has earned his place as one of my favourite authors. Inspired by recently reading 'A Man of Parts' by David Lodge, I dug this collection out from my bookshelves, last read in my 20s. I now find that I enjoy novels much more than short stories, but these have a bit of the novel's ability to be good company for a while, as they share a sort of cosy fireside mood.

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