This gripping TV adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel, updated to a contemporary setting, is more layered, intimate and satisfying than the original story.
H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us.
Science fiction is fast becoming science fact, which should be cause for concern.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.
Robert Duncan Milne made HG Wells struggle to keep up.
Simon John James and Richard Bower chat about differing conceptions of what it is to travel through time.
Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a Universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
Many of HG Wells’s futuristic prophecies have come true, but the one on which his heart was most set – the establishment of a world state – remains unfulfilled.
For too long the Scottish writer was seen as a populist pedlar of boy’s own adventures. This didn’t happen by accident.