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Welles Meets Wells at Texas Radio Station

H.G. Welles, the Englishman who wrote “War of the Worlds,” and Orson Welles, the American who scared the dickens out of listeners with his radio adaptation of the sci-fi classic, met at a San Antonio radio station on October 29, 1940.

The encounter was strictly a coincidence.  Both men were passing through the Alamo City on lecture tours, and neither knew the other had been booked for an on-air interview at the same time.