Five Great Novels by H. G. Wells
This value-for-money volume contains the very greatest of the science fiction novels by H.G. Wells, one of the true Grandfathers of SF. The Orson Welles broadcast of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS on public radio was 'the night that panicked America' as listeners believed they really were being invaded by aliens. Films, TV series, audio tapes, spin-off movies (THE NIGHT THAT PANICKED AMERICA), and Jeff Wayne's hugely successful rock opera followed. All these novels have timeless appeal: THE INVISIBLE MAN has been filmed and used as the basis for a spin-off series and other writers' novels. THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, filmed three times, is the inspiration for such diverse talents as Ann Halam and THE SIMPSONS. THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON attracted the great FX master Ray Harryhausen to lend his talents to the movie; THE TIME MACHINE has been made into movies and TV series; Stephen Baxter's sequel, THE TIME SHIPS, received widespread acclaim. And H.G. Wells himself has appeared as a character in numerous books and films.