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H.G. Wells When H.G. Wells said, “I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own,” he might have used this as an inspiration for The Time Machine, but it seems to be that it was more of an influential statement. H.G. Wells included predictions for the future as well as personal beliefs in his novels. For example, Wells put scientific theorems into both novels that seemed futuristic at the time. Also, he describes his characters with a certain biased view, providing a stereotypical outlook (Maugham 2). Wells led a long and hardworking life. He was born to a mid-class family on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, Kent – a suburb of London. Herbert luckily avoided becoming a servant, like his parents. He did this in 1884 by winning a scholarship to the Normal School of Science at South Kensington (now known as the Imperial College of Science and Technology), which was founded by T.H. Huxley, a major influence to H.G. Wells. Only in his third year, Wells lost his scho...

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