Wells was a very accomplished fiction and non-fiction writer. He wrote for more than sixty years and his early science fiction novels earned him the title of “The Father of Science Fiction.” Wells wrote The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and War of the Worlds in just four years. He managed to write two other books in those four years, too, but they aren’t as famous as the ones mentioned. 

Wells was an Englishman and an outspoken socialist. He wrote textbooks, history, politics, and social commentary books. He grew up pretty poor and became a teacher. He later expanded his title to historian, novelist, and journalist. Ironically, science fiction was the least of his writings, yet is what he is best known for. 

He married his cousin and they agreed to separate when he fell in love with one of his students, Jane. They had two sons together. With Jane’s permission, Wells had many affairs and had two more children with two other women.