H. G. Wells to Frederick Wells, ‘Oct. 27th 45’

H. G. Wells to Frederick Wells, ‘Oct. 27th 45’ [Holograph letter]. Post-1650 MS 0667, folder 75

In this postcard to his brother Fred (b. 1862), Wells reminds the world that he had foreseen the invention of the atomic bomb.

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Oct 27th 45

Dearest old Fezzer,

I’m alright & everything misses me. I explained the inevitableness of the atomic bomb half a century ago & it is rather infuriating to have all these journalistic halfwits explaining that here’s something Mr. Wells did not foresee. It’s a strange frightful phase this poor little planet is passing through. I have always been a stoic but I would be glad to see the run of mankind behaving more like stoics & less like Smart Alecs than they seem to be doing. Blessings on your fraternal // Fizz Fuzz.

Your ever fraternally & affectionately
H. G. Wells
The one & only