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H is for HG Wells
The writer HG Wells is well known for setting his famous book “War of the Worlds” in Woking and its surrounding area. In doing so he put this Surrey commuter town firmly on the map.
Herbert George Wells better known as H. G. Wells, was a writer best known for his science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man, all of which have also been turned into popular science fiction films.
He is widely credited for popularising the idea of time travel with the publication of his 1895 classic The Time Machine, in which the main character creates a machine capable of moving backward and forward in time.
But if HG Wells and his time machine came forward in time and visited Woking today what would he think of the town now? And importantly, what would Woking residents think of him?
Find out by listening to the feature; 'H is for HG Wells'.
last updated: 28/08/07