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The Best H. G. Wells Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 673 votes 160 voters 7.5k views 36 items

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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
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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Island of Doctor Mor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The First Men in the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Sleeper Awakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Kipps: The Story of a Si... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Shape of Things to C... 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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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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Men Like Gods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Food of the Gods and... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The War in the Air is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Country of the Blind... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Ann Veronica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Stolen Bacillus and ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Mr. Belloc Objects to &q... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The History of Mr Polly ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Wheels of Chance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The Discovery of the Fut... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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A Year of Prophesying is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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The World Set Free is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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In the Days of the Comet... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books
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Mr. Britling Sees It Thr... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best H. G. Wells Books