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Throughout history humanity has struggled to lead better lives and improve their surroundings for future generations in an effort to create a perfect society Many definitions arise on defining what a utopian society is Within these ideas comes from one of the greatest authors who viewed the evil power science and technology can have in societies Referred to as the father of science fiction HG Wells strongly believed in the productive aspects of science and the potential of the human race In most of Wells novels destruction does not come from sciencebut from humanitys own dark nature At the same time he was also aware that scientific knowledge placed in the wrong hands could result in evil caused by the darker aspects of humanity As demonstrated in HG Wells The Invisible Man The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds the idea of an utopian world is non-existent Set in rural Sussex in the late 1890s The Invisible Man narrates what might happen to a man who has a power of science that sets him above other men and the moral corruption that ensues In The Time Machine an unnamed Time Traveler visits the paradisiacal future in the year 802701 AD discovering the division of humanity into two branches the childlike Eloi who live in the forests and gardens of the surface world and the apelike Morlocks who inhabit caves and tunnels beneath The War of the Worlds takes place in the late 1890s in England illustrating the human society shattered by a technological superior enemy the Martians All of Wells novels commonly demonstrate the numerous influences of evolution which have brought the human race era to be who they are today Herbert George Wells was born on September 21 1866 in Bromley Kent which is a small town near London Growing up in an impoverished lower middle class family Wells childhood was marked by a constant financial uncertainty as the family was
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