The classic SF novel rejoins the Masterwork list in an affordable hardback format, with an exciting new cover design and a new introduction by Adam Roberts.
H G Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper´s apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T H Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.
"Wells' scientific romances were works of art with unique relevance for our times." --Arthur C. Clarke