Herbert in a world where technology and scientific development

Herbert George Wells was born in 1866, in Bromley, Kent.  As child he broke legs, and spent all time at home, due to which he read a lot, and this may have identified his career. Wells graduated from high school and was educated at the Pedagogical College in London. Science Fiction of Wells was clearly influenced by his studies at the college of Education and the interests that he developed in biology. Wells is considered to be the greatest master of critical realism and one of the founders of science fiction (Sinclair, 2014). His career began in 1895.  Wells became famous for his first work – ‘Time Machine’ in 1895. Soon after the publication of this book, Wells wrote the following: ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’, ‘The Invisible Man’and his most famous work the War of the Worlds in 1898. Over the years, Wells began to worry about the fate of human society in a world where technology and scientific development are moving very fast. Over his career Wells wrote about 40 novels and several volumes of short stories, two world-wide stories, several of dozen polemical essays, about 30 volumes with social and political forecasts, over 30 armour brochures, Fabian society, universal peace, nationalism, and an autobiography and 3 books for children (Lodge, 2011). From 1903 to 1909, Wells was a member of the Fabian Society, which is a group of social philosophers in London, advocating for gradualness and caution in science, politics and public life (Nicholson, 2017). At this time, Wells wrote less science fiction, and devoted more work to social critical analysis. The War of the Worlds is one of the famous works of the writer. The specifics of the novel astonished the minds of readers, and in the scientific world it became a real sensation. The book is exciting. The writer created a plot, which became a classic – the aliens come and seize the Earth, causing terrible damage. Masterfully Wells confuses two storylines in the narrative referring to the invasion, and the other shows how this invasion is experienced by the person himself. The book is realistic, by how it shows the reaction of people and the behaviour of the protagonist. It tells how the ordinary man experiences everything. It turns out to be the basis of the novel and at the same time its most important dignity, especially against the backdrop of modern fiction. The author very realistically shows the reaction and behaviour of the protagonist, who is terribly frightened by what is happening and has only one desire – to escape as far as possible from danger. Everything he is used to, falling apart, he does not survive due to his heroism or special training, he is lucky and he is very diligently hiding. By choosing just such a plot of construction, Wells makes flawlessly correct move, most of the readers see in the reactions of the main character their own reactions, understands that in such situation  their behaviour may be the same as in the book. This becomes the most important virtue of the novel – The War of the Worlds, unlike most fantastic works, is as close to the reader as possible, very authentic and in a certain sense realistic (Sinclair, 2014). Getting introduced with this book, the reader turns out to be the most involved in what is happening, involuntarily begins to believe what is happening on the pages, perceives every new round of the plot as if the described events took place in reality.