Presentation on theme: "H.G. Wells Born Herbert George Wells on September 21, 1866, in Kent, England “The Man Who Invented Tomorrow” “The Father of Science Fiction” Known for."— Presentation transcript:
1 H.G. WellsBorn Herbert George Wells on September 21, 1866, in Kent, England“The Man Who Invented Tomorrow”“The Father of Science Fiction”Known for “scientific romances”A visionary and early pioneer of science fictionImage:
2 First TitlesThe Time Machine (1895) was his first novel=instant successThe Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)The Invisible Man (1897)The War of the Worlds (1898)
3 Radio ScareThe War of the Worlds was adapted into a story for broadcast radio. It was aired on Halloween night, 1938, and read by Orson Welles.It caused general panic because audiences thought the descriptions of aliens attacking New Jersey represented actual news.
4 Scientific VisionWells had a strong background in science from the Normal School of ScienceHe accurately foretold a number of important scientificChemical warfareComputer chipsWomen’s rightsSplitting the atom/atom bombs
5 Timeline 1851: Jules Verne=A Voyage in a Balloon 1861-1865: Civil War 1876: Alexander Graham Bell=telephone1880=First electric lights1886: Robert Louis Stevenson=Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde1895: Wells=The Time Machine1896: First modern-day Olympics1905: Einstein=Special Theory of Relativity1906: First radio program with voice and music1908: Henry Ford= Model T1912: Sinking of Titanic1914: Beginning of WWI
6 “The Crystal Egg” Written in 1899. A shopkeeper, living a dreary life, discovers he has a window into another world.His discovery transforms his life.Is this discovery positive or negative for humanity?