內容簡介 Thirty Strange Stories, an anthology of H.G. Wells's weird fiction, collects many of the stories that he wrote for popular journals of the day, prior to penning his groundbreaking science fiction novels. They are our first glimpses of his fertile imagination, and, for the most part, they do not disappoint. Though, to modern readers, the stories mostly hover about the low end on the weirdness scale, these are tightly-written little gems from the earliest efforts of one of giants of the genre. It must be noted that some stories have racist language, with a few exhibiting some truly virulent and awful racism.Throughout the stories, which contain elements of the supernatural, science fiction, horror, and fantasy, readers will note Wells's meticulous attention to light and color as tools to highlight and shade his scenes. In particular, he clearly demonstrates a fascination with both the scientific and purely aesthetic qualities of phosphorescence, its unique light and color flecked across many of the tales.