Happy Birthday to science fiction writer H.G. (Herbert George) Wells, born this day in 1866!
Wells was a prolific writer in many genres….contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells also wrote nonfiction – His bestselling three-volume work, “The Outline of History” was published in 1920.
Wells is best known for his science fiction works including, “The War of the Worlds”, “The Time Machine”, “The Invisible Man”, and “The Island of Doctor Moreau.”
Along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells is also sometimes called “The Father of Science Fiction.”
Happy Birthday to Pulitzer Prize winning author, Upton Sinclair, born this day in 1878!
Time magazine called him “a man with every gift except humor and silence.”
Writing close to 100 novels, Sinclair devoted his writing career to documenting and criticizing the social and economic conditions of the early twentieth century – His bestselling novel “The Jungle”, in which an immigrant goes to work in the Chicago stockyards brought to light the labor abuses and unsanitary conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, and led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and the Meat Inspection Act.
In 1919, he published “The Brass Check”, an exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the “free press” in the U.S. Four years after its initial publication, the first code of ethics for journalists was created.
Good morning and a very happy Thursday!
The latest edition of “Exquisite Home Baskets Weekly” is published –
These week we have articles from Harvard Business Review,
LinkedIn, Steemfeed, and several from some of our favorite contributors; Indiesilver Marketing, Soltis Consulting, Access Profiles, Inc., Win Key Solutions, Boomm Marketing & Communications, and even more – enjoy!