Sir Isaac Harman was so set it his ways that he saw no need to change them now. His female employees, however, saw differently and had every sympathy with the suffragette movement he so opposed, and thought he too should do his bit for the women's movement. To make matters worse, his wife agreed - so he locked her up. But Ellen Harman was not a woman to give up easily and soon word spread and she became quite the talk of the literary, social and feminist circles. By default, Sir Isaac had made his wife the very embodiment of women's independence. AUTHBIO: Known as the 'Father of Science Fiction', H G Wells was responsible for an entirely new genre of writing. It was his bold, daring and hugely innovative books that first introduced readers to the concepts of time travel, invisibility, genetic experimentation and interstellar invasion - ideas that have gone on to inspire future generations and given rise to the entire science fiction industry. Disturbingly accurate in his prophetic writing, H G Wells was also the author of a number of key sociological and historical works.