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H G Wells Time machines and Martians are common themes for literature and entertainment today They belong to the science fiction genre of writing but where did they originate There was a time when these ideas were never even heard of then H G Wells began writing Herbert George Wells is best known as a pioneer of the modern science fiction novel Wells was born in Bromely Kent England on September 21 1866 Rollyson 2071 His parents were Joseph and Sarah Wells His father was a storekeeper and professional cricketeer while his mother was a housekeeper They had trouble supporting the family In 1880 Mrs Wells took post as a housekeeper of Fetherstonhough in Up Park Sussex Rollyson 2071 This gave Wells a lower-middles class upbringing His childhood would be reflected in his novels in the sense of the class division Wells parents found a job for him when he was fourteen He was an apprentice for a draper in Windsor Rollyson 2071 At the age of sixteen he received his break He was offered a job as a student assistant at the Midhurst Grammar School in Sussex Draper 298 This opened the doors for his education He obtained a scholarship from the Normal School of Science through this position He attended the school from 1884 to 1889 Bliss 432 He studied under Darwins champion T H Huxley Draper 298 He continued his schooling and would raise himself from the lower middle class In 1889 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree graduating with honors Bliss 432 After this he taught at private schools in Whales and London Draper 298 He was suffering from lung hemorrhages and a damaged kidney This made it impossible for him to teach anymore So in 1893 ha quit teaching and went to further his career with writing In 1891 Wells married his cousin Isabel Wells They lived in Wandsworth London until 1893 when
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