This is H. G. Wells' 1900 short story, "Tales of Space and Time". A fantastic introduction to Wells' work, it is a thought-provoking exploration of the nature of scientific discovery and humanity interspersed with horror and suspense. "Tales of Space and Time" is highly recommended for all lovers of short stories and early science fiction. Contents include: "The Crystal Egg", "The Star", "A Story of the Stone Age", "A Story of the Days to Come", and "The Man who could Work Miracles". Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.