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.
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