HG Wells

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The Invisible Man review – therapy and sound effects in HG Wells update
Despite clever stagecraft and the best efforts of four committed young actors, the drama and bite of Philip Correia’s new adaptation is muffled

Clare Brennan

13, Feb, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Invisible Man review – HG Wells in the psychiatrist’s room
Troubled young man Simon Griffin is invisible to society even before the vanishing act, while his therapist has the opposite problem

Mark Fisher

07, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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From science fiction to dystopian fact | Letters
Letters: We shouldn’t be surprised when sci-fi writers correctly predict the future, says Garth Groombridge, while Frances Starbuck detects the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe looming over the current crisis at No 10


04, Feb, 2022 @5:38 PM

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The Guardian view on prescience in novels: reading the future | Editorial
Editorial: Literature can be surprisingly accurate in predicting what lies ahead


30, Jan, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Julian Fellowes turns Half a Sixpence rewrite Kipps into winning fun
In a surprisingly class-conscious stage adaptation of the HG Wells-inspired musical from the Downton Abbey creator on Sky, Charlie Stemp radiates kindly innocence

Michael Billington

30, Dec, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Elif Shafak: ‘Reading Orlando was like plunging into a cold but beautifully blue sea’
The novelist on her love of Virginia Woolf, being inspired by HG Wells and how Jack Kerouac’s ego puts her off his books

Elif Shafak

05, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Young HG Wells review – the shape of things to come
Claire Tomalin’s restrained biography of the prolific writer and philanderer’s early years lets readers reach their own verdict on his life and deeds

Anthony Cummins

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Elif Shafak: How the 21st century would have disappointed HG Wells
Delivering this year’s HG Wells lecture, the author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World celebrates the late science fiction author’s dedication to fighting inequality

Elif Shafak

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Top 10 magical short stories | Uschi Gatward
From Oscar Wilde to Dorothy Parker and Sherman Alexie, these stories capture enchantments that are often camouflaged in ordinary life

Uschi Gatward

01, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Hear me out: why The Island of Dr Moreau isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers recommending maligned films is a defense of the troubled 1996 adaptation of the HG Wells cautionary tale

Zach Vasquez

08, Feb, 2021 @7:11 AM

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War of the words: HG Wells coin also features false quote
The new coin is inscribed: ‘Good books are warehouses of ideas’ – but digging reveals the quote to be both wrong and expressing a different sentiment

Alison Flood

08, Jan, 2021 @2:16 PM

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HG Wells fans spot numerous errors on Royal Mint's new £2 coin
Readers say coin commemorating the author of The War of the Worlds gives his alien tripod a fourth leg and The Invisible Man the wrong kind of hat

Alison Flood

05, Jan, 2021 @12:45 PM

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