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AUTHOR NEWS JULY 8TH HG WELLS, ALDOUS HUXLEY & CHARLAINE HARRIS

by Dawn, July 8, 2010

H. G. Wells “The Father of Science Fiction”

Herbert George “H.G.” Wells was a remarkable novelist who has contributed too much to the science fiction world. H G Wells likewise wrote numerous novels on some other subject matters too, suchlike politics, history and social commentary. Wells writings became the foundation for numerous renowned Hollywood flickers of the present generation. Nowadays, the world still recalls him as the famous “father of SCI-FI”.

H.G. Wells was a reputable socialist. Following the World War I, Wells work tended towards political as well as educational novels. From the year 1900 to year 1920 (which is the mid period writing), he authored novels on the lives of individuals belonging to the low middle classification.

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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Some books are more scary than others – and some science fiction books have been unbelievably scary because they have raised alarming questions about social development and political organization. George Orwell’s Animal Farm, written in 1945, and his 1984, written in 1949, are two such books. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is another. Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano is another such book, along with Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley some very few other books.

And Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley in 1931, belongs to the same group. These books are often referred to as dystopian allegorical novellas. They are all science fiction novels, and depict visions of a futuristic society which has developed into a negative version of Utopia. In most cases such books also describe societies that have degraded into repressive, controlled states.

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‘Vampire’ novelist, Charlaine Harris, is returning to her roots

Harris, whose books are the source material for the popular HBO television series “True Blood,” which just started its third season, returns to this area for appearances Sunday and Monday at the Tunica Museum and Hernando Public Library. She will be reading from her new book “Dead In the Family,” the 10th entry in the Stackhouse series.

“We’re very excited to have her here,” says Hernando head librarian Heather Lawson, who is expecting a large crowd. “It’s always special when you have a local author, and when one is as popular as (Harris) is now, it just makes it more so. Getting a show on HBO can sure turn your life around.

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I love when authors give back to their home towns and encourage reading. Charlaine Harris is very generous with her time. Kudos for that!

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