H.G. Wells

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    I have just recently discovered the H.G. Wells Sci-Fi books, and I just have to say they are awesome!! The Invisible Man was very difficult to put down, and War of the Worlds had me on the edge of my seat! They are classics, and they are AWESOME!!
     
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    yay!! someone else has read em I love them, War of the worlds is the best book!! they are making it into a movie!!!
     
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    REALLY??? That is gonna be awesome!!!
     
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    I loved these works of his
    • War of the Worlds
    • The Invisible Man
    • The Island of Doctor Moreau
    • The Time Machine
     
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    the movie should be really epic, they are going to make the original tripod machines and march them through London, you'll get to see the english in the thick of it, a mixture of 28 day's later and independence day.
     
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    AWESOME!!!!
     
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    very!!, He used to be able to predict the future, when He wrote the time machine, he predicted WW1, WW2 and a Nuclear war, his works were so far advanced for his time.
     
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    yeah, he did predict some stuff right, but some stuff was dead wrong. The copy of War of the Worlds I have has a thing written by Issac Asimov at the beginning. There will never be aliens attacking us from Mars, and it isn't red because of plants. Although, for the day it was written, it was very plausible that it could happen.
     
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    The fact that he was thinking about these things at the time where quite extrodinary, he may very well of got some suff wrong, like the nuclear war, but the way he was able to work it all out and think about things that were so advanced, while most of his fellow Victorians were bust thinking about cholera etc.
     
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    You should read some Jules Verne, if you think that Wells was ahead of his time (No pun intended...;))
     
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    yeah I've read some of his stuff too, he and Wells were like the genious's off their time.
     
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    I read War of the Worlds recently and I had never realized how much the movie had changed the story. I agree that a accurate movie translation would be interesting but would they really keep the ending? I tend to believe that they would make another ID4 and slap War of the Worlds on the title. I think movie villans should be a little more resistant to the flu anyway.
     
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    yeah on the news thew other day steven spielberg anounced that he is doing the war of the worlds movie, it will be set in london, but there will be more characters.
     
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    H.G. Wells is a (possibly the) great science fiction writer. I love The Time Machine. Has anyone read Wells' book In the Days of the Meteor? I didn't finish all of it, but the futuristic world was very deep. I thought it was interesting that his future in that book didn't use electricity but coal or gas (can't remember which).