Wars & Wells

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of H.G. Well’s first novel; one of the foundational works of science fiction.(Manhattan Rare Books)

Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage. The program’s news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode launched Orson Welles to fame.
Welles’ adaptation was one of the Radio Project’s first studies.

  • Orson Welles meets H.G. Wells (youtube)

  • H.G. Wells <> <> wells1

    1936 – A positively amazing picture of H.G. Wells on the set of “Things to Come .” That’s Raymond Massey and Margaretta Scott. A classic, and the 2001 of it’s day. It provided the design ethic for the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

  • H.G.Wells -21 September 1866 – the Time Machine..
    “If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
    “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” He. G Wells..

  • During his marriage to Isabel, Wells had liaisons with a number of women, including the American birth-control activist Margaret Sanger (Wiki)

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    “He, I know—for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made—thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end. If that is so, it remains for us to live as though it were not so.”