H.G. Wells, from Martian Dreams
H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
Renowned British writer whose work included such seminal science fiction tales as "The Time Machine" (1895) and "The War of the Worlds" (1898), the latter almost certainly inspired by his experiences on Mars. He also penned such popular non-fiction works as "The Outline of History," which encompassed all of Earth's history from the dawn of time.