of, pertaining to, or resembling the ideas and writings of H. G. Wells, esp. in his science fiction, social comment, etc.
The touch of farce at the end is truly Wellsian.
Lord Rosebery’s H. G. Wellsian sketch of what would happen if the country were suddenly deprived of its functionaries altogether seems to omit one consideration of moment.]
The Wellsian…story could only be written by a man possessed of imagination, humour, insight, and some knowledge of science.
‘A Modern Utopia’…includes many genuinely logical conclusions as to Utopian possibilities, enforced seriously or jauntily, but usually with the charming Wellsian elusiveness of style.
How much more courageous realistic and honest to say ‘the dark ages before us’, than to gibber cravenly in Wellsian fashion of vulgar Utopias.
Some Wellsian machine for looking backwards through time.
Hammond’s strength is his intimate knowledge of the Wellsian biography.
It establishes a textual base on which the next hundred years of Wellsian scholarship will be built.
These 55 cards, now a prime collectible with a mint set fetching $2000, were a reprise of the great Wellsian theme of invasion from Mars.
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