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List Rules Vote for the H. G. Wells novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best H. G. Wells books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that H. G. Wells is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Wells is also known as the "father of science fiction." If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of H. G. Wells who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list is made up of a variety of books, including The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. What are H. G. Wells's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Island of Doctor Moreau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The First Men in the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Country of the Blind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Sleeper Awakes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Kipps: The Story of a Simple S... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Shape of Things to Come is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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Tono-Bungay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Outline of History is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The World Set Free is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Food of the Gods and How I... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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In the Days of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The War in the Air is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The History of Mr Polly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Country of the Blind and O... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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Men Like Gods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Love and Mr Lewisham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Ann Veronica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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A Story of the Days to Come is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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This Misery of Boots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Tales of Space and Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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New Worlds for Old is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Way the World is Going is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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A Year of Prophesying is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Wheels of Chance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Stolen Bacillus and Other ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Discovery of the Future is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Science of Life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Experiment in autobiography is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Wonderful Visit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Open Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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A Modern Utopia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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