Review: The Invisible Man By H.G. Wells


THE ORIGINAL MAD SCIENTIST

FROM THE IMAGINATION OF SCI-FI’S GREATEST PIONEER, A TALE THAT’S NEITHER GROTESQUE NOR ROMANTIC, BUT STILL ESSENTIAL READING

 

Book CoverThe Invisible Man

H.G. Wells
 

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback, 208 Pages
Date: 31st March 2005 (First Published 1897)

ISBN-10: 014143998X
ISBN-13: 978-0141439983

 
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I have previously made the case that H.G. Wells is the most influential science fiction author of all time, ahead of such luminaries as Verne, Clarke and Asimov. Despite his obvious limitations as a fiction writer, he was an exceptionally creative and original storyteller with an imagination unrivalled by his peers; many of his ideas were truly ahead of their time. While it may be difficult to categorically state which of his published stories should be considered his definitive work (as there are several candidates), his 1897 novella, The Invisible Man, is arguably his best known work. It has been a hugely influential book, spawning numerous adaptations in other mediums, and been a source of inspiration to countless other writers. Little wonder that over a century after its first publication the story continues to be reprinted to this day.

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Quote: The War Of The Worlds, “No One Would Have Believed…”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY

 

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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; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

 
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The Top Ten Most Influential Science Fiction Authors


MANY GREATS HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK. BUT WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL?

There maybe no definitive answer, but here is a list of the ten most influential Science Fiction authors ever.

 

I have recently been contemplating on which authors have had the most profound impact and influence on Science Fiction literature over the years, and many writers came to mind. As a challenge to myself, I decided to draw up a list of the ten most influential writers of the genre ever. I have tried to be as objective as possible, so I have disregarded whether or not I actually like the work of the authors who made it onto my list.

Now without further delay, counting down from ten, here are the ten most influential science fiction writers of all time.

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