Although normally associated with the gothic horror genre, the novel introduces science fiction themes such as the use of technology for achievements beyond the scope of science at the time, and the alien as antagonist, furnishing a view of the human condition from an outside perspective.
In works such as Geoffrey Chaucer " The House of Fame ", it is proposed that the titular House of Fame is the natural home of sound, described as a ripping in the air, towards which all sound is eventually attracted, in the same way that the earth was believed to be the natural home of earth to which it was all eventually attracted.
Soon a home-grown American science fiction was thriving. That is the Epic of Gilgamesh. The differences between Verne and Wells highlight a tension that would exist in science fiction throughout its history. One example is "The Adventures of Bulukiya", where the protagonist Bulukiya's quest for the herb of immortality leads him to explore the seas, journey to the Garden of Eden and to Jahannamand travel across the cosmos to different worlds much larger than his own world, anticipating elements of galactic science fiction;  along the way, he encounters societies of jinns mermaidstalking serpentstalking treesand other forms of life.
Works of fantastic literature from Ovid 's Metamorphoses telling of Daedalus and Icarus to Beowulf and the Nibelungenlied to Dante 's The Divine Comedy and Shakespeare 's The Tempest have also been claimed to contain science fictional elements, with varying degrees of success.
In Mangalbairi, the Earth is attacked by Martians who poison its entire ecosystem by planting a new kind of seed that grows into a deadly flora that spreads like wildfire, and where all nations unite to fight this common enemy.
His published works include over 1, short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, The question of whether to present realistic technology or to focus on characters and ideas has been ever-present, as has the question of whether to tell an exciting story or make a didactic point.
With that, and with four more novels published over the next six years - The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and The First Men in the Moon - Wells set the tone and established the subject matter that science fiction would pursue over the next half century or more.
While also being an early desert island story and coming of age story, the novel deals with various science fiction elements such as spontaneous generationfuturologyapocalyptic themesthe end of the world and doomsdayresurrection and the afterlife.