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Publisher's Summary

H. G. Wells was known as the father of science fiction, but his creative genius encompassed far more that a single literary genre. He was also a visionary, a satirist, a sociologist and an historian.

This third audio anthology of H. G. Wells’ Short Stories produced by Raconteurs Audio in collaboration with Spoken Realms, brings together some his lesser known short stories.

  • “The Argonauts of the Air” read by Tim Bruce
  • “The Treasure in the Forest” read by Nigel Patterson
  • “A Slip Under the Microscope” read by Liam Gerrard
  • “The Temptation of Harringay” read by Malk Williams
  • “The Reconciliation” read by Greg Wagland
  • “The Catastrophe” read by Tim Bruce
  • “The Truth About Pyecraft” read by James Gillies
  • “Mr Skelmersdale In Fairyland” read by Liam Gerrard
  • “Mr Brisher’s Treasure” read by Malk Williams
  • “The New Accelerator” read by Nigel Patterson
  • “In the Modern Vein - An Unsympathetic Love Story” read by Greg Wagland
  • “Under the Knife” read by James Gillies
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  • Martin Miles
  • 09-12-22

A Dismal collection

There are no laughs here. No smiles. No satisfaction of a neat but unexpected ending. It is almost unrelenting misery. Stick to Wells' better known works if you are looking for that sort of thing.

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  • Liz... Bristol
  • 02-21-22

Some of the lesser-known short stories.

This is a small selection of short stories by the famed writer of science fiction, although these are not all sci-fi in subject matter. They are all decently read by narrators that I’d not come across before. I’d only come across, perhaps, one of these stories before, although the final one here seemed quite similar to one of Olaf Stapledon’s classic stories (Star Maker, possibly, I don’t recall the title).
I’m a fan of short stories, so enjoyed listening to them. At some point I shall download more of the eminent Mr Wells’ short stories that might have some of his better known tales amongst them.