Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Stolen Body by H. G. Wells

The Stolen Body - Great story.

The Stolen Body - a science fiction short story by H. G. Wells that originally published in The Strand Magazine (November 1898).

The story's main characters are a pair of casual paranormal researchers. They are experimenting with the idea of astral projection. One night, one of them inadvertently succeeds in projecting his spirit from his body. But spirit taken possession of by a malevolent entity in his absence. His partner receives a vivid sensation of him calling out for help and rushes to his residence, only to find him absent and the place in shambles.

The researcher continues to search for his partner and learns that he has perpetrated a series of violent incidents around London. He seeks the aid of a medium, who channels his partner's spirit and finds that he has fallen down a well and subsequently been abandoned by the possessing entity. They locate the well and rescue him, after which he recounts the story of his possession.

Herbert Wells often called the father of science fiction. British author Herbert George (H. G.) Wells literary works are notable for being some of the first titles of the science fiction genre. Include such famed titles as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Invisible Man.

Wells wrote over fifty novels, numerous non-fiction books, and dozens of short stories. His legacy has had an overwhelming influence on science fiction, and popular culture. Wells died in 1946 at the age of 79.

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