Herbert George Wells was born 21st September 1866, in Bromley, Kent. He died eighty years later on 13th August 1946. Wells was the son of servants turned small shopkeepers, and spent his early years living on the brink of poverty. He had a very limited education, with most of his knowledge being fueled by his passion for reading. After spending much of his teenage years in between apprenticeships, he finally landed a scholarship to study biology at the Royal College of Science.
It was here that his love of writing was firmly cemented, and seven years later wells released his first science fiction novel: The Time Machine - it was met with immediate success. Following on from this were other novels, such as The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. Wells also penned a number of comedy novels, and successfully too. His writings, regardless of genre, were mostly reflections of his views on (the then) current society, and his predictions for future ones. Wells lived a long, successful life, and his books remain a favourite among society even today.