H. G. Wells (Author)
H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books, including
pioneering science fiction novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. He was a founding member of numerous
movements including Liberty and PEN International - the world's oldest human rights organization - and his Rights of Man laid
the groundwork for the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wells' controversial and progressive views on equality
and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words,
'an important liberator of thought and action'.
Neil Gaiman (Introducer)
Neil Gaiman is the bestselling
author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring
Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several
books for children.