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HG WELLS THE FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION HG Wells The Father of Science Fiction H G Wells was a great science fiction writer and he had many different styles and beliefs that were reflected into his writings Wells is known for being the Father of Science Fiction over such great science fiction writers as Jules Verne This is the author that made known the idea of a machine that could travel through time and Martians invading earth and the idea of invisibility Wells may have been wealthy as an adult but as a child he was not as fortunate Harris -Fain 238 Herbert George Wells was born in Bromely Kent a suburb city near London on September 21 1866 238 He was the third son of Joseph Wells who was a shopkeeper and a professional cricketer Asimov 3 His mother was a housekeeper who sometimes had to work to support the family to be able to live while her husband was injured 3 The family had the status of being lower middle class Harris- Fain 238 His father always did find science books that he could let young Herbert read 238 Thats what Wells said made a turning point in his life He did not get much education as a child 238 In fact he only got three years of it The reason why he was not educated much was because his parents apprenticed young Herbert at a drapers shop Harper Collins 1054 But then his life turned around for him At the age of sixteen he attended Midhurst Grammar School Harris-Fain 238 Then he got a scholarship to the Normal School of Science where his professor was the prominent TH Huxley who also had a big influence in his writings giving him ideas to write about Harper Collins 1054 Wells majored in biology 1054 He received his college
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