Today is the day we wish a very happy birthday (or a very happy un-un-birthday...) to the fabulous Lewis Carroll, and offer up our thanks for the literary legacy he left behind - a legacy which remains ever strong and influential. Over one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of his 1856 classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland), and yet the story continues to touch the hearts of the masses who read it to this day. It's hard to not be moved by the brilliant and colourful madness of such a zany and memorable tale, which is why we're using this special day to explore Carroll's many wacky and wonderful characters - characters which make Wonderland worthy of its name, a world which would not be the same without each and every one of its unique inhabitants.
It's been over a century since H. G. Wells gave us so many of his now-legendary sci-fi novels, including The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Time Machine. And, with these novels, it's an eerie thing to read them and see just how much he predicted inventions and futuristic creations that were yet to be created or popularised. So, to celebrate him being our author of the month, we've compiled this short yet insightful list of the different ways H. G. Wells foretold the future... Read More