Shocking and suffused with contemporary fears regarding the morality of the latest advances in science and their possible implications for religion, The Island of Dr Moreau is both a ruthless social satire and an exploration of human nature.
Widely considered the father of science fiction, Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an innovative and prolific writer across many genres. His most famous works - such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - are considered modern classics.
A writer for whom I have the deepest admiration is H.G. Wells -- Vladimir Nabokov