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|science fiction - Gulliver's Travels||world||2160||Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 295.||"There seemed to be a continuous spectrum between absolute fantasy and hard historical facts, with every possible gradation between... At the other extreme were Zeus and Alice and King Kong and Gulliver and Siegfried and Merlin, who could not possibly have existed in the real world. "|
|science fiction - Gulliver's Travels||world||3000||Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Tale of the Troika in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 184.||"'...We are insulted by the ignoramuses and lowest strata of human society who call us by the dastardly name Yeti, which, as you know, sounds like the Swiftian Yahoo, and by the name golub yavan which means either huge ape or abominable snowman...' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Africa||2008||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 65.||"'The other impression was of that old sci-fi book: The War of the Worlds? H. G. Wells? I was expecting one end to unscrew and tentacles to come out. Lockerbie and The War of the Worlds: that is what I was thinking, standing on the edge of the crater. It looked scary...' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Austria||1896||Bova, Ben. "Inspiration " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 10.||"...this summer afternoon in A.D. 1896... Herbert George Wells was not a patient man. He had just scored a minor success in Britain with his first novel and had decided to treat himself to a vacation in Austria. He came to that decision under my influence, of course, but he did not yet realize that. At age twenty-nine, he had a lean, hungry look to him that would mellow only gradually with the coming years of prestige and prosperity. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Austria||1896||Bova, Ben. "Inspiration " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 8.||[Bova's introduction to this story:] "I did a bit of historical research. When H. G. Wells first published The Time Machine, Albert Einstein was sixteen. William Thomson, newly made Lord Kelvin, was the grand old man of physics, and a stern guardian of the orthodox Newtonian view of the universe. Wells' idea of considering time as a fourth dimension would have been anathema to Kelvin; but it would have lit up young Albert's imagination.
Who knows? Perhaps Einstein was actually inspired by Wells.
At any rate, there was the kernel of a story. but how could I get Wells, Einstein, and Kelvin together?... My protagonist turned out to be a time traveler, sent on a desperate mission to the year 1896, where he finds Wells, Einstein, and Kelvin and brings them together. " [Many refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Austria||1896||Bova, Ben. "Inspiration " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 13.||Pg. 13: "Kelvin squinted at him. 'You were in my audience this morning, were you not?'
'Yes, m'lud. Permit me to introduce myself: I am H. G. Wells.'
'Ah. You're a physicist?'
'A writer, sir.'
'Formerly. Now I am a novelist.'
'Really? How keen.'
Young Albert [Einstein] and I had also risen to our feet. Wells introduced us properly and invited Kelvin to join us. ";
Pg. 18: "I made a little bow of my head in Wells' direction. 'This is my translation of Mr. Wells' excellent story, The Time Machine.'
Wells looked surprised. Albert curious...
'Time machine?' asked young Albert.
'What's he talking about?' Kelvin asked.
I explained, 'I have taken the liberty of translating Mr. Wells' story about a time machine, in the hope of attracting a German publisher.'
Wells said, 'You never told me--' "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California||1985||Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 174.|| "--Do you have access to my memories of H.G. Wells?
Pause. Then, Yes. They are quite vivid for not being pure experience memories.
--Yes, well they come from a book, an encoding of an unreal experience.
We are familiar with *fiction*.
--I fell like Cavour in The First Men in the Moon. Speaking with the Grand Lunar.
The comparison may be appropriate, but we do not comprehend it. We are very different, BERNARD, far more different than your comparison with the unreal experience would suggest.
--Yes, but like Cavour, I have thousands of questions. Perhaps you don't wish to answer all of them.
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California||1985||Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 120.|| "'Well, you're the one suggested we go down there,' Jerry said... 'So now you tell us which way to go.'
'Straight ahead,' John said. 'And watch out for Morlocks.'
'Yeah. Jesus. Morlocks.' " [Reference to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California||1988||Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 209.||"Scumbags? she thought. What is this--H. G. Wells meets Hill Street Blues? "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California: Hollywood||1955||Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 14.||Pg. 14: "'...You're that... bastard son of Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Warlord of Mars--the illegitimate offspring of H. G. Wells, out of Jules Verne...' "; Pg. 43: "As with most neophytes, I had feared contact with the terribly bright and terribly famous. H. G. Wells had lectured in Los Angeles when I was a boy, and I had not gone to seek his autograph. The rage of joy at the sight of him would have struck me dead. ";
Pg. 217: "'Kid, anyone ever tell you your body smells like cornflakes and your breath like honey?'
'That was H. G. Wells. Drove women mad.' "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California: Hollywood||1955||Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 282.||"No, I thought, maybe not Napoleon, but Barnum, Gandhi, and Jesus. Herod, Edison, and Griffith. Mussolini, Genghis Khan, and Tom Mix. Bertrand Russell, The Man Who Could Work Miracles, and The Invisible Man. Frankenstein, Tiny Tim, and Drac-- "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||California: Orange County||2065||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 120-121.|| "'I'm thinking of alternating chapters of fiction with essay chapters which discuss the political and economic problems we need to solve.'
'My God.' Wrinkled nose, as if something gone bad in fridge.
'Hey, H. G. Wells did it.'
'Well--one of the major utopian novels.'
'Still in print?'
'Libraries have it?'
'So Wells's science fiction adventures are still in every library and bookstore, while this major utopia with the essays is long gone, and you can't even remember the title?'
I changed the subject.
Think I might pass on the essays. "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Colorado||1993||Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 2.|| "...that evening we settled in to watch George Pal's War of the Worlds on a tiny TV...
'That movie about Martians was silly, wasn't it, Daddy?'
'It sure was.'
'I mean, if they were smart enough to build spaceships, they'd be smart enough to know about germs, wouldn't they?'
'Absolutely,' I said. I'd never thought about it. War of the Worlds had been the first non-Disney movie I'd ever seen--I was five when it was released in 1953-and all the way back from the Rialto I'd clung to my older brother's hand. 'Didja see the wires holding up those stupid Martian machines?' Rick had asked, probably trying to allay my fears, but I had only blinked in the gray Chicago snowfall and held on more tightly to his mittened hand. I'd slept with a night-light for months after that and couldn't look a the night sky... without waiting for the meteor trails of the invading Martian cylinders... " [More, pg. 3.]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Connecticut||1960||King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 166.||Pg. 166: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Darwath||1996||Hambly, Barbara. Mother of Winter. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 61.||"He'd learned the art of remaining unseen from Ingold, whom he nicknamed--not without reason--the Invisible man. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Europe||1918||Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 37.||"He visited gymnasia to share his vision with smart ranks of newly uniformed young men who would make it a reality. It seemed he would submerge forever the reputations of such infantile plagiarists as M. Verne and Mr. Wells. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Florida||1993||Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 82.||Morlocks|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2029||Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 63.||"In his school days, Davidson had once read a book called The Invisible Man. The book had affected him strongly, but nowhere near as powerfully as the reality he now experienced. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2198||Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. New York: Ace Books (1973; first ed. 1968); pg. 122.||Triumphantly he held up a sheet with a series of locks drawn on it. " 'More-lock,' " he said. "Get it? "
We got it, but we didn't like it. He had covered the whole sheet with his drawings, which is hardly what you'd call concise.
I'd been working on the same name myself. I came up with a fair-to-middling troglodyte.
"What's that? " Attila asked.
"It's Morlock again. "
Vernie didn't look pleased, and Riggy immediately challenged, "How did you get Morlock out of that thing? "
"It's from an old novel called The Time Machine. There's a group of underground monsters in it called Morlocks. "
"You're making that up, " Venie said.
"I'm not either, " I said. "You can look the book up for yourself. I read it when I was Ailfing, so all you have to do is call for the facsimile. "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2372||Carey, Diane. Ship of the Line (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 103.||"This new Sovereign-class ship was a creature of motion, as if her designers had been leaning forward when they made the design. There was still the traditional Saucer Module, inspired by the most original H. G. Wells science fiction and found to be ironically serviceable, but unlike that on the Enterprise-D, this ovoid saucer... "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2373||Mangels, Andy & Michael A. Martin. Rogue (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 40.|| "'Thunderchild,' Troi repeated. 'What a peculiar name.'
...'Actually, the starship's nomenclature is an allusion to the imaginative literature of Earth's late nineteenth century. In The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, the H.M.S. Thunderchild was one of the vessels the British navy sent to fend off an invasion by hostile Martians.' " [More on this topic, pg. 40-41.]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2374||Cox, Greg. Q-Space (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 162.||"The boy Q inspected his own star-spanning proportions and laughed in delight. It was an exuberant laugh, Picard noted, but not a particularly malevolent one. Picard was reminded of the optimistic, idealistic, young giants in H. G. Wells's The Food of the Gods, a novel he had read several times in his own boyhood. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2500||Gardner, James Alan. Expendable. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 207.|| "'Eloi,' snarled the Skin-Face woman...
'None of that,' Tobit snapped...
'Eloi?' I asked.
'My own terminology,' Tobit replied. 'The solid glass layabouts are Eloi; the ones with skin are Morlocks. It's from a book.'
'And you've trained your cadets to say Eloi with hatred? Very nice, Phylar. I love when Explorers spread enlightenment to the people they meet.'
'The Morlocks hated the Eloi long before I got here,' he answered. 'It's a religious thing; but I've reined them in.' " [Many other refs. to Morlocks and Eloi, terms borrowed from The Time Machine, not in DB.]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||galaxy||2780||Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 160.||"Alone with the Morlocks, thought Silenus. But not even Morlocks for company in the end. Only my muse. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Illinois||1960||Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 73.||Pg. 73: "Dale says that they're showing The Time Machine at the Free Show tonight. "; Pg. 74: "...as Dale Stewart sat next to his brother in Bandstand Park and watched The Time Machine. Dale had heard this might be the movie--Mr. Ashley-Montague often brought films that closed a few days before in the theater he owned in Peoria--and Dale had been dying to see the movie since he'd read the Classic Comic the year before. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Iowa||2010||Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 14.||"Months ago he'd exhausted the school library's meager resources--a ragged copy of thirteen tales by Poe and bowdlerised editions of Frankenstein and The War of the Worlds. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Kansas||1985||Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 276.||"'Time travel as H. G. Wells envisioned it is an utter impossibility. The future is forever inaccessible becaues it hasn't happened yet. It has no pursuable resonances. The past is accessible only because of adepts like Joshua here...' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Louisiana: New Orleans||1990||Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 42.||"...and there was the very Claud Rains who had played Caesar at the downtown theater now cackling madly as The Invisible Man. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Mars||2110||Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 125.||"DisneyMars... Even Mirelle was not really old enough to understand everything that she was seeing, but her parents knew that she would never forget it. She squealed with fearful delight when H. G. Wells tentacled horrors emerged from their cylinders, and watched in awe as their monstrous tripods stalked through the deserted streets of a strange, alien city--Victorian London. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Mars||2110||Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 74.||"...finding names for... new formations [on Mars]... Next came authors who had been associated with the planet--Wells, Burroughs, Weinbaum, Heinlein, Bradbury. And then... "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Mars||2200||Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218.||"And all the horrors which earlier humanity invented to populate Mars -- H. G. Wells's invaders of Earth, rather than the gentle Hrossa and pfifltriggi of C.S. Lewis's Malacandra. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Metropolis||2020||Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 25-26.||"Along the east side where today a shining steel and concrete garrision houses the New United Nations, that great urban fortress fell away like the cities that H. G. Wells saw rising and tumbling from his time machine. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Nevada||2024||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 250.||"...everyone... referred to their creation by a simpler name: Herbert. Herbert as in Herbert George Wells, the author of a novella that had given rise to the entire notion of time travel almost exactly a century before Blue Plate had been set into motion. Murphy had reread The Time Machine at least a dozen times during the last twenty-six years; more than once, lying awake at night, he had shared imaginary conversations with Mr. Wells. The military could call his creation Daffy Duck for all he cared; for him, Jade Lantern was Herbert, plain and simple. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New Jersey||1996||Bova, Ben. "The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 79.||"I remembered Orson Welles' broadcast of The War of the Worlds back in '38. People got hysterical when they thought Martians had landed in New Jersey, although why anybody would want to invade New Jersey is beyond me. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 186-187.||"...Val Cooper enjoyed her work, was proud of her work, and wasn't the type to allow even the lowest Morlock to escape her scrutiny. " [The Morlocks of the X-Men comics are named after the race from H. G. Wells' The Time Machine.]; "'TK meters, Ma'am.' The tech--whose nametag said BURROUGHS--pointed to a monitor at her station... Burroughs nodded in understanding... " [Possibly named after Edgar Rice Burroughs.]|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1953||Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 45.||"'White Rose Redi-Tea,' he read. He humphed and then added, 'H. G. Wells would approve.' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1976||Leigh, Stephen. "Strings " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 356.||"The Great and Powerful Turtle hovered over the streets like one of the war machines in George Pal's War of the Worlds, sweeping the combatants away from each other. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1976||Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 141.||"And these are his books... The archaeological strata of his reading can readily be isolated and examined. Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain, Dashiell Hammett at the bottom. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1978||King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 210.||"...but the Morlocks from the Classic Comics version of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, humped and blind creatures coming out of their holes in the gorund where engines ran on and on in the bowels of the earth. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1984||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 15: "Scaredy Cat! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1984); pg. 3.||Illyana's thoughts: "Poor Kitty [Pryde]. First she was kidnapped by the Morlocks*, and now this... " [Footnote: "* See X-Men #178 & 179 "] [Illyana is in Frost's Massachusetts Academy while thinking this. The Morlocks live under New York City.]|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||1987||Koogler, Dori. "A Fine Line " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 129.||Pg. 129: "'Come on, Tin Man, is that the best you can do?'
Callisto, the de facto leader of the Morlocks, shoved at Colossus's arm, making him lose his focus, and he dropped the dumbbell he was holding. ";
Pg. 131: "It seemed that life had become a series of medical emergencies ever since the Marauders attacked the Morlock tunnels beneath the island of Manhattan. Very few Morlocks were left alive after that, and the X-Men had suffered casualties as well... " [This story focuses on Colossus and Callisto. The 'Morlocks' in the X-Men comics, and this story, are named after the future race depicted in H. G. Wells' Time Machine. Other refs., not in DB. This story takes place on Muir Island, off the coast of Scotland, but these Morlocks are from underneath the streets of New York City.]
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: New York City||2015||Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 43.||"A youth with his head bandaged like The Invisible Man was being led to a police emergency van. " [A reference to the classic H.G. Wells novel.]|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||New York: Westchester County||1962||Kelly, James Patrick. "10^16 to 1 " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 51.||"What if he'd come to prevent the war? He'd said he had business in the city on Thursday; he could be doing something really, really futuristic in there that he couldn't let me see. Or else he was having problems. Maybe our twentieth-century germs had got to him, like the killed H. G. Wells's Martians. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||North America||1993||Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 240.|| "Kindle said, 'You ever see The Time Machine'
'No,' Makepeace said.
'In the movie, the time machine gets carried off into this building where the Time Traveller can't find it. Morlocks are in there. Nasty, ugly people. Big old buillding.'
'You have a point?' Makepeace asked.
'Looked like this building.' "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Oceania||1984||Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 14.||Pg. 14: "And a cache I had hidden 'perfectly' in our attic disappeared. Worse, the works of Mr. H. G. Wells and M. Jules Verine and some others were taken out of our public library. "; Pg. 15: Men Like Gods|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Oregon||1993||Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 149.|| "Tyler had once seen a movie called War of the Worlds, loosely baed on the H. G. Wells novel.
Martians land in California and build monstrous killing machines.
Conventional weapons fail. At last, the Air Force drops a nuclear device.
Explosion. Mushroom cloud. Nervous observers wait for visibility to improve. The firestorm abates, the dust settles . . .
The Martian machine is still there. "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Solar System||2001||Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. New York: New American Library (1969; c. 1968); pg. 168.||"Some of these reactions had been quite violent; there was, it seemed, a deep vein of xenophobia in many otherwise normal human beings. In view of mankind's record of lynchings, pogroms, and similar unpleasantries, this should have surprised no one; nevertheless, the organizers of the study had been deeply disturbed, and the results had never been released. The five separate panics caused in the twentieth century by radio broadcasts of H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds also reinforced the study's conclusions. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom||1891||Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. ix.||Pg. ix: "...and I remembered how, from the accelerated perspective of a Time Traveler, the sun had fair hopped across heaven! "; Pg. x: "...and at last my plunge into the nightmarish world of A.D. 802,701... and I started to doubt the very existence of the Time Machine itself! "; Pg. xi: "As I formed this resolve, suddenly I saw the sweet, empty face of Weena, as vivid as if she had been standing there before me. Sadness, and a surge of guilt at my own impetuosity, tore at my heart. Weena, the Eloi child-woman, had followed me to the Palace of Green Porcelain through the depths of the resurgent forest of that distant Thames valley, and had been lost in the confusion of the subsequent fire, and the bleak assaults of the Morlocks. " [Much more throughout novel. The novel is filled with references to characters and situations from H.G. Wells' novel The Time Machine, to whom this novel is dedicated. Apparently the novel is the author's own sequel to Wells' classic.]|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom||1895||Farmer, Philip Jose (written as Harry Manders). "The Problem of the Sore Bridge--Among Others " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 51.||"That was 1895, three years before Mr. Wells' War of the Worlds was published. It was true that Mr. Verne had been writing his wonderful tales of scientific inventions and extraordinary voyages for many years. but in none of them had he proposed life on other planets or the possibility of infiltration or invasion by alien sapients from far-off planets. The concept was, to me, absolutely staggering. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom||1942||Lee, Stan & Stan Timmons. The Alien Factor. New York: ibooks, inc. (2002; c. 2001); pg. 83.||"'You've been listening to the Mercury Theatre,' he said. Orlov looked puzzled. 'Orson Welles. War of the Worlds.' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 14-15.||"'...the collected works of H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Edgar Rice Burroughs?' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 124.||"...to underground organizations with names like Daughters of Morlock or Blue Star Liner... "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom: England||1943||Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 6.||[Author's note preceding novel] "NOTE: Certain slighting references to earlier stories of this type which will be found in the following pages have been put there for purely dramatic purposes. The author would be sorry if any reader supposed he was too stupid to have enjoyed Mr. H. G. Wells's fantasies or too ungrateful to acknowledge his debt to them.
-- C.S.L. "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom: England||1943||Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 35.||Pg. 35: "His mind, like so many minds of his generation, was richly furnished with bogies. He had read his H. G. Wells and others. His universe was peopled with horrors such as the ancient and mediaeval mythology could hardly rival. No insect-like, vermiculate or crustacean Abominable, no twitching feelers, rasping wings, slimy coils, curling tentacles, no monstrous union of superhuman intelligence and insatiable cruelty seemed to him anything but likely on an alien world. "; Pg. 47: "They were quite unlike the horrors his imagination had conjured up, and for that reason had taken him off his guard. They appealed away from the Wellsian fantasies to an earlier, almost an infantile, complex of fears. Giants--ogres--ghosts-skeletons: those were its key words. "; Pg. 70: "He did not want to tell them too much of our human wars and industrialisms. He remembered how H. G. Wells's Cavor had met his end on the Moon... "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom: England||1972||Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 555.||[The story "Getting Along " is comprised of letters which parody the writing of famous genre writers. The writers parodied are not identified in the body of the story, but are identified on page 555 in the introduction:
1. John Cleland
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||United Kingdom: London||1989||Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 94.||"'Lugosi doesn't want to talk about horror or the way his films may warp the minds of the impressionable. When I ask about his film The Island of Lost Souls, which was so objectionable it was banned in Britain (and Mr. H. G. Wells, who wrote the original novel, was in favour of the ban), all Lugosi does is wonder if Mr. Wells' novel should have been banned too...' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||1908||Bensen, Donald R. And Having Writ.... Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1978); pg. 57.||"'If I can intrude, sir,' Oxford said, 'I can say that Mr. Heast doesn't want to do that. He figures there'll be enough excitement over the facts to sell--to make journalistic history. And with Mr. H. G. Wells and me having the inside track with the, uh, astronauts, the rest of the papers'll have to make do with the crumbs from our table, so W.R. doesn't have to pull any funny stuff to keep out in front of this.' "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||1932||Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 22.||"Ultimately, however, Greg was not the person Nancy wanted to do it with. If she had had any doubts, the events at the trestle had settled them. She was not a prude; she had read about free love in a book by H. G. Wells before her mother caughter her with it (and had the small volume deleted from the town library); she had even done it a coule of times before, with a boy named Marcus whose family had since moved west. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||1946||Martin, George R. R. "Prologue " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 7.||"Afterwards, Army Intelligence contacted all sorts of experts: biochemists and doctors and germ-warfare guys, you name it. An alien virus, we told them, symptoms completely random and unpredictable. Impossible, they said. Utterly absurd. One of them gave me a whole lecture about how Earth germs could never affect Martians like in that H. G. Wells book, and Martian germs couldn't affect us, either. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||1982||Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 52.||"...struggling to encompass the reality of the Wellsian Invisible Man routine that Kai was pulling, Lia understood that her patient was fading... "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||1996||Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 120.||"'Turn it off,' I said. I began thinking about The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, where the meteorites had turned out to be Martian spaceships. What time of year had that happened in the story? I knew it wasn't winter; that was The Invisible Man. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||2010||Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 63.||"...had put all the science departments together in a single bloc. It was known as the Burrows because it was mostly below street level, and because of the allegedly Morlockian qualities of its inhabitants... Behind us came the TV crews, and then the reporters from the Monoplex Monitor and the People's Truth Publication, who sat in the first row, right in fornt of the Stalinists. " [A reference to H.G. Wells' Time Machine]|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||2026||Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 158.||[Things that happened by the year 2030] "The top-grossing film of all time was the 2026 remake of War of the Worlds. "|
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||USA||2050||Dick, Philip K. "Waterspider " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1964); pg. 219.|| "But he, too, liked his superior's idea. And, in addition, he looked forward to seeing face to face one of the famous twentieth century pre-cogs. Theirs had been one brief, glorious period--sadly, long since ended.
Or not so brief, if one dated it as starting with Jonathan Swift, rather than with H. G. Wells. Swift had written of the two moons of Mars and their unusual orbital characteristics years before telescopes had proved their existence. And so today there was a tendency in the textbooks to include him. "
|science fiction - H. G. Wells||Venezuela||1947||Bear, Greg. Dinosaur Summer. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 249.||"Peter saw a fuzzy glow ahead. He imagined phosphorescent moss and a scene out of H. G. Wells or Jules Verne, vast caverns with multihued pillars and a huge chamber filled with servile gray creatures, and governing it all, something like the Grand Lunar. The imagined scene almost scared him witless and he felt his face tighten into a terrified mask. "|
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