War of the Worlds

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Norrie Millar

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An illustration impressed by HG Wells’ work Battle Of The Worlds

Dundee College is to undertake an “alien post-mortem” to mark the 150th anniversary of HG Wells’ delivery.

Prof Sue Black will conduct the post-mortem on a mannequin of an alien based mostly on Wells’ imaginative and prescient of how clever life may need developed on Mars.

The occasion will have a good time the creator’s work as a part of Being Human 2016, a UK-wide humanities competition.

Wells, who wrote The Time Machine and The Battle Of The Worlds, is thought to be the daddy of science fiction.

HG Wells at 150: Hope and Worry shall be one in every of many occasions going down at greater than 70 universities from 17 to 25 November this 12 months.

Dundee College final 12 months grew to become the primary within the UK to supply a taught postgraduate diploma in science fiction.

Dr Daniel Cook dinner, a lecturer in English on the college, mentioned Wells was chosen because the college’s case examine as a result of his creativeness “bridges the worlds of artwork and science”.

His curiosity in science led him to develop into founder of what’s now Diabetes UK, the organisation funding a few of the analysis undertaken in Dundee.

Dr Cook dinner added: “In the present day, the college has set an bold purpose to remodel lives by way of the creation, sharing and software of information.

“On this regard, Wells is a becoming topic. His affect may be felt in in style tradition – in music, video video games, movie and others – proper by way of to in the present day.”

Different scheduled occasions embrace movie screenings, exhibitions, strolling excursions and workshops.

A set of brief tales by award-winning artists, writers and members of the general public will even be launched.