The stolen bacillus & other incidents
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The stolen bacillus & other incidents

By Herbert George Wells
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First published in 1895 just before his first novel, The Time Machine, The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents features H. G. Wells' earliest science fiction stories. Ranging from a plot to wipe out London through biological terrorism to an unknown creature preying on scientists at a remote astronomical observatory, the stories display the amazing imagination and plot twists that are characteristic of the author's later works. Full of youthful exuberance, each of these tales presented in their original context provide for a greater appreciation for how Wells developed his craft. Several of the brief plots laid out in this collection were subsequently expanded by the author into larger works, while others could be the basis for other writers' efforts, such as The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, which is essentially the same story as Little Shop of Horrors. The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents, appearing here for the first time as a stand-alone trade paperback, consists of ten original stories by a Master of Science fiction.

Table of Contents
  • THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS
  • TO
  • CONTENTS
    • I. THE STOLEN BACILLUS
  • THE STOLEN BACILLUS
  • THE FLOWERING OF THE STRANGE ORCHID
  • IN THE AVU OBSERVATORY
  • THE TRIUMPHS OF A TAXIDERMIST
  • A DEAL IN OSTRICHES
  • THROUGH A WINDOW
  • THE TEMPTATION OF HARRINGAY
  • THE FLYING MAN
  • THE DIAMOND MAKER
  • AEPYORNIS ISLAND
  • THE REMARKABLE CASE OF DAVIDSON'S EYES
    • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
  • THE LORD OF THE DYNAMOS
  • THE HAMMERPOND PARK BURGLARY
  • A MOTH—GENUS NOVO
  • THE TREASURE IN THE FOREST
    • PRINTED BY
  • A LIST OF NEW BOOKS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OF
  • CONTENTS
    • FORTHCOMING BOOKS
      • SEPTEMBER 1895.
    • MESSRS. METHUEN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
      • RUDYARD KIPLING
      • W.E. HENLEY
      • ANDREW LANG
      • ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
      • ENGLISH CLASSICS
      • NEW VOLUMES.
      • W.M. DIXON
    • FICTION
      • MARIE CORELLI
      • ANTHONY HOPE
      • GILBERT PARKER
      • EMILY LAWLESS
      • S. BARING GOULD
      • MRS. CLIFFORD
      • J. MACLAREN COBBAN
      • G. MANVILLE FENN
      • C. PHILLIPS WOOLLEY
      • H.G. WELLS
      • MARY GAUNT
      • ANGUS EVAN ABBOTT
    • ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
      • S. BARING GOULD
      • H.C. BEECHING
      • JOHN KEBLE
      • E.C. GIBSON
      • R.L. OTTLEY
      • F.S. GRANGER
      • L.T. HOBHOUSE
      • W.H. FAIRBROTHER
      • F.W. BUSSELL
      • C.J. SHEBBEARE
    • HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY
      • EDWARD GIBBON
      • E.L.S. HORSBURGH
      • FLINDERS PETRIE
      • W.H. HUTTON
      • R.F. HORTON
      • F. M'CUNN
    • GENERAL LITERATURE
      • W.B. WORSFOLD
      • J.S. SHEDLOCK
      • F.W. THEOBALD
      • R.F. BOWMAKER
      • W. CUNNINGHAM
      • M. KAUFMANN.
    • CLASSICAL TRANSLATIONS
      • NEW VOLUMES
    • EDUCATIONAL
      • A.M.M. STEDMAN
      • F.D. SWIFT
    • A LIST OF
    • ENGLISH CLASSICS
    • HISTORY
    • GENERAL LITERATURE
    • DEVOTIONAL BOOKS.
    • LEADERS OF RELIGION
      • WORKS BY S. BARING GOULD
    • FICTION
      • SIX SHILLING NOVELS
      • MR. BARING GOULD'S NOVELS
    • THREE-AND-SIXPENNY NOVELS
    • HALF-CROWN NOVELS
    • BOOKS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
    • THE PEACOCK LIBRARY
    • UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERIES
      • ENGLISH SOCIAL REFORMERS.H. DE B. GIBBINS, M.A.
    • CLASSICAL TRANSLATIONS
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