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H.G. Wells

Peter Straub is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Black House (with Stephen King), Ghost Story, Koko, and Mr. X. He has won three Bram Stoker Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and the British Fantasy Award. He lives in New York City.


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The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Margaret Drabble
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2010
$27.50/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59384-9 (0-307-59384-3)

Gathered together in one hardcover volume: three timeless novels from the founding father of science fiction.

The first great novel to imagine time travel, The Time Machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth’s last moments—and perhaps his own. The scientist who discovers how... Read more






Selected Stories of H. G. Wells
Written by H.G. Wells, Edited by Ursula K. Le Guin
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2004
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7075-3 (0-8129-7075-6)

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When the Sleeper Wakes
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Orson Scott Card
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$12.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7000-5 (0-8129-7000-4)

Graham, an 1890s radical pamphleteer who is eagerly awaiting the twentieth century and all the advances it will bring, is stricken with insomnia. Finally resorting to medication, he instantly falls into a deep sleep that lasts two hundred years. Upon waking in the twenty-second century to a strange and nightmarish place... Read more






The First Men in the Moon
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$7.95/10.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6831-6 (0-8129-6831-X)

“Why do people read science fiction? In hopes of receiving such writing as this—a ravishingly accurate vision of things unseen; an utterly unexpected yet necessary beauty.” So says Ursula K. Le Guin in her Introduction to The First Men in the Moon, H. G. Wells’s 1901 tale of space travel. Heavily... Read more






Tono-Bungay
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Andrea Barrett
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6750-0 (0-8129-6750-X)

The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncle’s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling chronicle of chicanery and human credulity, and is today regarded by many as Wells’s greatest novel. As Andrea Barrett observes... Read more






The Invisible Man
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$5.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6645-9 (0-8129-6645-7)

A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and... Read more






The Time Machine
Written by H.G. Wells, Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins, Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$8.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-76118-8 (0-375-76118-7)

When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction. An insightful look into a distant, bleak, and disturbing future, The Time Machine goes beyond... Read more






The Island of Dr. Moreau
Written by H.G. Wells, Foreword by Peter Straub
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2002
$8.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-76096-9 (0-375-76096-2)

Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin’s theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote... Read more






The War of the Worlds
Written by H.G. Wells, Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2002
$7.00/8.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75923-9 (0-375-75923-9)

Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Commentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one... Read more






The Island of Dr. Moreau
Written by H.G. Wells
Bantam Classics | Paperback | May 1994
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21432-1 (0-553-21432-2)

Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H. G. Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous. They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown... Read more






The Time Machine
Written by H.G. Wells, Adapted by Les Martin, Illustrated by John Edens
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | August 1990
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-80371-3 (0-679-80371-8)

Illus. in black-and-white. When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay. Reading level: 2.4.   Read more






The War of the Worlds
Written by H.G. Wells
Bantam Classics | Paperback | November 1988
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21338-6 (0-553-21338-5)

H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its... Read more






The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds
Written by H.G. Wells
Fawcett | Paperback | April 1986
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-30043-5 (0-449-30043-9)

H. G. Wells

Scientific visionary. Social prophet. Master storyteller. Few novelists have captivated generations of readers like H. G. Wells. In enduring, electrifying detail, he takes us to dimensions of time and space that have haunted our dreams for centuries -- and shows us ourselves as we really are.

The time machine

In... Read more






The Time Machine
Written by H.G. Wells
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1984
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21351-5 (0-553-21351-2)

When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.  In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony.  The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to... Read more






The Invisible Man
Written by H.G. Wells
Bantam Classics | Paperback | August 1983
$4.95/4.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21353-9 (0-553-21353-9)

Spine-tingling and entertaining, The Invisible Man is a science fiction classic–and a penetrating, unflinching look into the heart of human nature. To its author, H. G. Wells, the novel was as compelling as “a good gripping dream.” But to generations of readers, the terrible and evil experiment of the demented scientist... Read more





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