H. G. Wells bibliography

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H. G. Wells (1866–1946)

H. G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of "The Father of Science Fiction".[1]

Novels[edit]

When the Sleeper Wakes was reprinted in the first issue of Amazing Stories Quarterly in early 1928, under a cover by Frank R. Paul
Wells's works were reprinted in American science fiction magazines as late as the 1950s

Non-fiction[edit]

Cover of Little Wars (1913)

Stories[edit]

Note: The stories are listed in alphabetical order of title within each year, and not in order of their publication during the year.

  • "A Tale of the Twentieth Century" Science Schools Journal (no. 6, May 1887) – signed S.B. for Septimus Browne[2]
  • "A Talk with Gryllotalpa" Science Schools Journal (no. 3, February 1887) – published under the pseudonym Septimus Browne[2]
  • "A Vision of the Past" Science Schools Journal (no. 7, June 1887) – signed S.S. for "Sosthenes Smith" [2][3]
  • "The Chronic Argonauts" Science Schools Journal (nos. 17–19, April–June 1888) – the earliest version of The Time Machine.[4]
  • "The Devotee of Art" Science Schools Journal (nos. 24–25, Nov.–Dec. 1888)
  • "Walcote" Science Schools Journal (nos. 25–26, Dec. 1888 – Jan. 1889)
  • "Æpyornis Island" Pall Mall Budget (13 December 1894)
  • "A Deal in Ostriches" Pall Mall Gazette (20 December 1894)
  • "The Diamond Maker" Pall Mall Budget(16 August 1894)
  • "A Family Elopement" The St. James's Gazette (3 March 1894)
  • "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" (a.k.a. "The Strange Orchid") Pall Mall Budget (2 August 1894)
  • "The Hammerpond Park Burglary" Pall Mall Budget (5 July 1894)
  • "How Gabriel Became Thompson" Truth (26 July 1894)
  • "In the Avu Observatory" Pall Mall Budget (9 August 1894)
  • "In the Modern Vein: An Unsympathetic Love Story" (a.k.a. "A Bardlet's Romance") Truth (8 March 1894)
  • "The Jilting of Jane" Pall Mall Budget (12 July 1894)
  • "The Lord of the Dynamos" Pall Mall Budget (6 September 1894)
  • "The Man With a Nose" Pall Mall Gazette (6 Feb. 1894)
  • "A Misunderstood Artist" Pall Mall Gazette (29 October 1894)
  • "The Stolen Bacillus" Pall Mall Budget (21 June 1894)
  • "The Thing in No. 7" Pall Mall Budget (25 October 1894)
  • "Through a Window" (a.k.a. "At a Window") Black and White (25 August 1894)
  • "The Thumbmark" Pall Mall Budget (28 June 1894)
  • "The Treasure in the Forest" Pall Mall Budget (23 August 1894)
  • "The Triumphs of a Taxidermist" Pall Mall Gazette (3–15 March 1894)
  • "The Argonauts of the Air" The Phil May's Annual (December 1895)
  • "A Catastrophe" New Budget (4 April 1895)
  • "The Cone" Unicorn (18 September 1895)
  • "The Flying Man" (a.k.a. "The Advent of the Flying Man") Pall Mall Gazette (4 January 1895)
  • "How Pingwill Was Routed" New Budget (27 June 1895)
  • "Le Mari Terrible" New Budget (23 May 1895)
  • "The Moth" (a.k.a. "A Moth – Genus Novo") Pall Mall Gazette (28 March 1895)
  • "Our Little Neighbour" New Budget (4 April 1895)
  • "Pollock and the Porroh Man" New Budget (23 May 1895)
  • "The Reconciliation" (a.k.a. "The Bulla") The Weekly Sun Literary Supplement (1 December 1895)
  • "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes" (a.k.a. "The Story of Davidson's Eyes") Pall Mall Budget (28 March 1895)
  • "The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic" (a.k.a. "The Obliterated Man") New Budget (15 August 1895)
  • "The Temptation of Harringay" The St. James's Gazette (9 February 1895)
  • "Wayde's Essence" New Budget (18 April 1895)
  • "The Apple" The Idler (October 1896)
  • "In the Abyss" Pearson's Magazine (1 August 1896)
  • "The Plattner Story" The New Review (April 1896)
  • "The Purple Pileus" Black and White (December 1896)
  • "The Rajah's Treasure" Pearson's Magazine (July 1896)
  • "The Red Room" The Idler (March 1896) (a.k.a. "The Ghost of Fear")
  • "The Sea Raiders" The Weekly Sun Literary Supplement (6 December 1896)
  • "A Slip Under the Microscope" The Yellow Book (January 1896)
  • "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" The Idler (May 1896)
  • "Under the Knife" (a.k.a. "Slip Under the Knife") The New Review (January 1896)
  • "The Crystal Egg" The New Review (May 1897)
  • "The Lost Inheritance" The Plattner Story and Others. (May 1897)
  • "Mr Marshall's Doppelganger" Gentlewoman (18 September 1897)
  • "A Perfect Gentleman on Wheels" Woman at Home (April 1897)
  • "The Presence by the Fire" Penny Illustrated Paper (14 August 1897)
  • "The Star" The Graphic (December 1897)
  • "A Story of the Stone Age" (a.k.a. "Stories of the Stone Age") The Idler (May–September 1897)
  • "Jimmy Goggles the God" The Graphic (December 1898)
  • "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" Illustrated London News (July 1898)
  • "Miss Winchelsea's Heart" The Queen (October 1898)
  • "Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation" The Strand Magazine (October 1898) (a.k.a. "Mr. Leadbetter's Vacation")
  • "The Stolen Body" The Strand Magazine (November 1898)
  • "Mr. Brisher's Treasure" The Strand Magazine (April 1899)
  • "A Story of the Days to Come" Pall Mall Magazine (June–October 1899)
  • "A Vision of Judgment" The Butterfly (September 1899)
  • "A Dream of Armageddon" Black and White Budget (25 May 1901)
  • "Filmer" The Graphic (December 1901)
  • "The New Accelerator" The Strand Magazine (December 1901)
  • "The Inexperienced Ghost" (a.k.a. "The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost") The Strand Magazine (March 1902)
  • "The Loyalty of Esau Common" The Contemporary Review (February 1902)
  • "The Land Ironclads" The Strand Magazine (December 1903)
  • "The Magic Shop" The Strand Magazine (June 1903)
  • "Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland" London Magazine (February 1903)
  • "The Truth About Pyecraft" The Strand Magazine (April 1903)
  • "The Valley of Spiders" The Strand Magazine (March 1903)
  • "The Country of the Blind" The Strand Magazine (April 1904)
  • "The Empire of the Ants" The Strand Magazine (December 1905)
  • "The Beautiful Suit" (a.k.a. "A Moonlight Fable") Collier's Weekly (April 1909)
  • "Little Mother Up the Morderberg" The Strand Magazine (April 1910)
  • "My First Aeroplane" The Strand Magazine (January 1910)
  • "The Story of the Last Trump" Boon (1915)
  • "The Wild Asses of the Devil" Boon (1915)
  • "Peter Learns Arithmetic" (1918)
  • "The Grisly Folk" Storyteller Magazine (April 1921)
  • "The Pearl of Love" The Strand Magazine (January 1925)
  • "The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper" The Strand Magazine (February 1932)
  • "Answer to Prayer" The New Statesman (10 April 1937)
  • "The Country of the Blind (revised)" (1939)
  • "The Haunted Ceiling" (2016)[5]

Story collections[edit]

First edition cover of The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911)
  • Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences (1895)
  • The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1895)[6]
  • Thirty Strange Stories (1897)[7]
  • The Plattner Story and Others (1897)[8]
  • Tales of Space and Time (1899)[9]
  • A Cure For Love (1899)
  • Twelve Stories and a Dream (1903)*[10]
  • The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911)
  • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories (1911)
  • The Star (1913)
  • Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump (1915) – first edition published under the pseudonym Reginald Bliss
  • Tales of the Unexpected (1922)
  • Tales of Wonder (1923)
  • Tales of Life and Adventure (1923)
  • The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories (1925)
  • The Short Stories of H. G. Wells (1927)
  • Selected Short Stories (1927)
  • The Adventures of Tommy (1929)
  • The Valley of Spiders (1930)
  • The Stolen Body and Other Tales of the Unexpected (1931)
  • The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells (a.k.a. The Favorite Short Stories of H. G. Wells) (1937)
  • Short Stories by H. G. Wells (1940)
  • The Inexperienced Ghost (1943)
  • The Land Ironclads (1943)
  • The New Accelerator (1943)
  • The Truth About Pyecraft and Other Short Stories (1943)
  • Twenty-Eight Science Fiction Stories (1952)
  • Seven Stories (1953)
  • Three Prophetic Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells (1960)
  • The Cone (1965)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells (1966)
  • The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells (1966)
  • H.G. Wells: Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction (1975)
  • The Man with the Nose and Other Uncollected Stories of H. G. Wells (1984)
  • The Red Room and Other Stories (1998)
  • Selected Stories of H. G. Wells (2004)

Film stories[edit]

Published versions of film scripts and scenarios written by Wells:

  • The King Who Was a King: The Book of a Film (1929 – scenario for a film which was never made)
  • Things to Come (1935 – adaptation of The Shape of Things to Come and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind)
  • The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
  • The New Faust (in Nash's Pall Magazine, December 1936 – unmade adaptation of "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham")

Articles[edit]

  • "Zoological Retrogression" (1891)
  • "The Rediscovery of the Unique" (1891)
  • "Ancient Experiments in Co-Operation" (1892)
  • "On Extinction" (1893)
  • "The Man of the Year Million" (1893)
  • "The Sun God and the Holy Stars" (1894)
  • "Province of Pain" (1894)
  • "Life in the Abyss" (1894)
  • "Another Basis for Life" (1894)
  • "The Rate of Change in Species" (1894)
  • "The Biological Problem of To-day" (1894)
  • "The 'Cyclic' Delusion" (1894)
  • "The Flat Earth Again" Pall Mall Gazette (2 April 1894)[2]
  • "Bio-Optimism" (1895)
  • "Bye-Products in Evolution" (1895)
  • "Death" (1895)
  • "The Duration of Life" (1895)
  • "The Visibility of Change in the Moon" (1895)
  • "The Limits of Individual Plasticity" Saturday Review (18 January 1895) later incorporated in The Island Of Dr Moreau[2]
  • "Human Evolution, an Artificial Process" (1896)
  • "Intelligence on Mars" (1896)
  • "Concerning Skeletons" (1896)
  • "The Possible Individuality of Atoms" (1896)
  • "Morals and Civilisation" (1897)
  • "On Comparative Theology" (1898)
  • "The Discovery of the Future" (1902)
  • "The English House of the Future" (1903; several other authors)
  • "Skepticism of the Instrument" (1903)
  • "The Things that Live on Mars" (illustrated by William Robinson Leigh) (1908)
  • "The Grisly Folk" (1921)
  • "Mr. Wells and Mr. Vowles" (1926)[11]
  • "The Red Dust a Fact!" (1927)
  • "Democracy Under Revision" (1927)
  • "Wells Speaks Some Plain Words to us," New York Times, 16 October 1927
  • "Common Sense of World Peace" (1929)
  • "Foretelling the Future" (1938)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Charles Roberts, "The History of Science Fiction": Page 48 in Science Fiction, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-19204-8.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Anthologized in H. G. Wells (1975). H. G. Wells: Early Writings in Science and Science-Fiction. Robert W. Philmus and David Y. Hughes. Berkeley: University of California. – see Everett Franklin Bleiler; Richard Bleiler (1990). Science-fiction, the Early Years: A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science-fiction Stories from Earliest Times to the Appearance of the Genre Magazines in 1930 : with Author, Title, and Motif Indexes. Kent State University Press. pp. 795–6. ISBN 9780873384162.
  3. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 112.
  4. ^ Everett Franklin Bleiler; Richard Bleiler (1990). Science-fiction, the Early Years: A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science-fiction Stories from Earliest Times to the Appearance of the Genre Magazines in 1930 : with Author, Title, and Motif Indexes. Kent State University Press. p. 796. ISBN 9780873384162.
  5. ^ "The Haunted Ceiling" by H. G. Wells The Strand Magazine, accessed 29 November 2016.
  6. ^ at Google books Stolen Bacillus
  7. ^ at Google books Thirty Strange Stories
  8. ^ at Google books The Plattner Story
  9. ^ at Google books Tales
  10. ^ at Google books Twelve Stories
  11. ^ Letter to the Editor of The New Age Vol., XXXV, no. 24, 18 September 1930, p. 251 about pestiferous collaboration with Hugh Pembroke Vowles. "The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections". McMaster University Libraries. Retrieved 28 September 2007.

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