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De tijdmachine en andere verhalen

H.G. Wells (author)

De tijdmachine en andere verhalen

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De in deze bundel bijeengebrachte verhalen behoren voornamelijk tot het humoristische genre waarin H. G. Wells een meester is. Alleen het eerste – De tijdmachine (1895) – dat ook aanzienlijk langer is dan de andere is een fantastisch verhaal dat ons een blik in de verre toekomst schenkt, een voorloper van de tegenwoordige 'science fiction', vol vreemde situaties, schrik en stimulerende verbeelding
Title
De tijdmachine en andere verhalen
Author
H.G. Wells
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The short stories of H.G. Wells
Publisher
Utrecht: Het Spectrum, [2008] | Other editions
187 p.
ISBN
9789031503971 (paperback)
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About H.G. Wells

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been called the "father of science fiction."

In addition to his fame as a writer, he was prominent in his lifetime as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as th…Read more on Wikipedia

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