H.G. Wells

“If you fell down yesterday, then stand up today.” – H.G. Wells.

There is a theory that left handed people are more successful in life. This theory is focused on the premise that life pushes people to work harder than the average person. Left handed people are proven to be more likely to die young, be schizophrenic, alcoholics, delinquent, dyslexic, and to suffer from mental disabilities. Those that favor their left hands, are scientifically more likely to favor their right half of their brains. This would suggest that lefties excel in creative abilities in left handed people. If it left handed people are to be more creative than the normal person, which has yet to be proven, then it comes to no surprise that the famous author H.G. Wells was left handed. He also won a scholarship due to his interest in science.

H.G. Wells also known as Herbert George Wells was a British Author that was born in 1866. Wells suffer through poverty in the early years of his life but eventually found his way into the Normal School of Science, now known as Royal College, thanks to a scholarship for biology. He graduated in 1888 from the London University. Wells then followed graduation with times of ill health and financial worries as a science teacher.

Wells began his career as an author in 1983 with a Textbook on Biology. The next fifteen years of writings are what made H.G. Wells famous. His long list of literary works include a variety of science fiction pieces including: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

Later on in his life, Wells turned to satire and criticism of social topics. He supported social reform focusing on a socialist political system. Some of his works began focusing on economic reform and social class issues. He ended his writing career with documenting events that led up to World War I and his ideas for the events that would transpire post wartime, like the onset of a second world war.

Wells became even more well-known after his death in 1946. Several of his predictions post World War I ended up coming true, earning him the title “Father of Futurism.” In time, H.G. Wells would become known as the “Father of Science Fiction” which would be followed by the movie remake of his first famous novel, War of the World. H.G. Wells pushed past the struggles he surpassed throughout his life to become one of the most renowned science fiction writers.