National Day on Writing: The Most Influential Genre Authors in Literature

by Lewis Saddington October 22, 2019 4 min read

With National Day on Writing having just taken place, a day where we can all appreciate the importance of literature and storytelling, it only feels right to celebrate some of the most influential and adored writers of our time. Every book we read today has been influenced by one great writer or another - and, without certain names in the literary world, many of the classic genres know would likely not exist in their current form. Some may not even exist at all...
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How H. G. Wells Predicted the Future

by Amelia Baker August 19, 2019 2 min read

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...
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The War of the Worlds Quiz: Win a Vintage H.G. Wells Story Collection!

by Amelia Baker August 12, 2019 1 min read

It's been over a century since H.G. Wells gave us The War of The Worlds, one of the most powerful science-fiction novels ever written, and truly ahead of its time. This is further reflected through the public panic that was allegedly caused during its 1938 radio broadcast, causing members of the public to genuinely believe that we were under attack from martians. Now that's storytelling.

To celebrate his legacy, we're running a competition from August 13th to September 21st - that gives you five and a half weeks to take our quiz and win a vintage H.G. Wells hardback containing some of his most influential and well-known stories!

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