My friend Roy Berman of Mutant Frog got in touch with me the other day. He'd been reading some old Japanese language magazines from Taiwan, and in a 1937 magazine, found an account of the writer H.G. Wells' trip to Formosa in 1909. He thought I'd love to hear about that, and he was right: I'd never heard of it. So he flipped me these images of the magazine, which appears to say that Wells was there on some botanical quest (click on Flickr images to visit their pages).
I got in touch with the Wells Society to ask if there was anything available in English, and they forwarded an email from a Wells expert:
'Easy answer - it didn't happen. He didn't see Asia until late 1938 and early 1939 going to and from Australia.'Too bad...it was such a great little historical tidbit.
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