Hello, Dr. Coulardeau. A very fascinating overview, as I have not read either Wells or Lewis as deeply as you have. I wonder what you would make of Verne and Tolkien’s places (not to mention Orwell or Aldous Huxley; great to see Eliot among them) among these two giants of what today tends to be called speculative fiction, an umbrella that embraces many subgenres emanating from the“big three” (my opinion) of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Certainly the films have been kinder to Wells than you have here, but I’m glad to know the philosophy behind his writing. There’s a lot to digest here; thank you for putting it out into the world for people to learn from, especially, as you’ve intimated, considering the vociferous, vicious strain of populism overtaking many countries currently, including my own, sadly.