2016 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of H.G. Wells. Often described as the father of science fiction, Wells published more than 100 books, often pondering how the problems of the present would impact upon the future of 'the human project'. In his science fiction and speculative prose he foresaw the invention of, among other things, television, tanks, aerial warfare and the atom bomb, the internet and Wikipedia. Keith Williams is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee and our resident H.G. Wells expert; in this talk, Keith will consider the importance of Wells’ work, particularly The Time Machine, and the powerful legacy he leaves 70 years after his death.
In association with H. G. Wells at 150, part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities: http://beinghumanfestival.org
When: Thursday 20th October, 1pm (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
£5 / £3 (Includes lunch; advance booking essential)
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk