Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Wells uses characterization in order to challenge common perspectives on what life will be like in the future. Introduction A. Evolution: change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift. Darwinism: the Darwinian theory that that species originate by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those individuals best adapted for the reproductive success of their kind. Wells uses characterization in order to challenge common views on evolution and future existence.
RS Thomas was born in Cardiff in He was a Parish Priest in Wales for more than 20 years. During this time he taught himself the Welsh language in order to understand the remote hill farmers that are under his care. He writes.
Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and the publisher Hugo Gernsback. During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist , he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web.