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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
The Time Machine H. G. Wells

The Best H. G. Wells Quotes The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells

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The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
The Invisible Man H. G. Wells

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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 Shape of Things to Come 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
The Sleeper Awakes H. G. Wells

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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 Country of the Blind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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

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

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

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The History of Mr Polly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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The Country of the Blind and O... 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
The War in the Air H. G. Wells

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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Men Like Gods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
Men Like Gods H. G. Wells

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Love and Mr Lewisham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
Love and Mr Lewisham H. G. Wells

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The World Set Free is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
The World Set Free H. G. Wells

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Ann Veronica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
Ann Veronica H. G. Wells

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A Story of the Days to Come is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books

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This Misery of Boots is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
This Misery of Boots H. G. Wells

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

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New Worlds for Old is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
New Worlds for Old H. G. Wells

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A Year of Prophesying is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
A Year of Prophesying H. G. Wells

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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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The Wheels of Chance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

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

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In the Days of the Comet 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
The Science of Life Julian Huxley, H. G. Wells, G. P. Wells

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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
The Wonderful Visit H. G. Wells

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The Open Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
The Open Conspiracy H. G. Wells

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A Modern Utopia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
A Modern Utopia H. G. Wells