Writing as Wells

Today is the 150th anniversary of HG Wells’ birth, and to celebrate I’m running heaps of Wells related stuff and goodness for your reading pleasure.

First up I’m writing as the man himself as part of a special, one off edition of my science fiction column for The Engineer magazine.

My brief from editor, Stu, was to write as Wells in the late 1890s, speculating on how engineering might help shape the future. It was a brilliant task and one that I enjoyed immensely, re-reading my Wells favourites like War of the Worlds and taking on some works that I’d not approached before, like The Sleeper Awakes.

I’m really proud of my Engineer column and this is, in my humble one, its highest achievement so far. You can read it here.