H.G. Wells
1311 H.G. Wells
Actor Peter Mikhail
Seen Future Imperfect
Staring Blindly into the Future
Mentioned Houdini Whodunit
Gender Male
Status Historical
Relationships Ruby Ogden, lover
James Pendrick, friend
Job Writer
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
H.G. Wells, English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, first introduced in Season 3 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by Peter Mikhail.

H.G. Wells is best known for The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1895-1897).


Born in England in 1866, Herbert George Wells' parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future.

A free thinker about sex and sexuality, H.G. Wells did not let marriage stop him from having other relationships. He had numerous affairs and later lived apart from Jane. His involvement with Amber Reeves resulted in the birth of their daughter Anna-Jane in 1909. Wells later developed feelings for feminist writer Rebecca West, and they had a son, Anthony, together. Jane died of cancer in 1927.

His later works focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946. [*]

Appearances and Mentions

Houdini Whodunit (Mention)

  • Ruby Ogden tells his sister that she was drawn to London and met the most fascinating novelist, Herbert George Wells, who became the subject of a series of articles and now the world is at his feet.
  • When speaking of his novel "The Time Machine", she is reminded that he is a notorious amorist. "Fortunately, I'm a notorious woman," replies Ruby.

Future Imperfect

  • H.G. Wells is very interested in Ruby Ogden's older sister Julia and is disappointed when she declines his advances to know her much better.

Staring Blindly into the Future

  • H.G. Wells is the fourth speaker at the Pendrick Symposium.
  • The notorious amorist attempts to engage Dr. Ogden again, but Alexander Graham Bell intervenes, "Perhaps you'd like to meet Madame Curie...Excuse us, Herbert".


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