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“did you say you wished to travel?” [3GAB] 

 The genre of science fiction owes its beginnings to a handful of writers. Jules Verne (1828 – 1905) is perhaps one of the best known and the earliest. But H.G. Wells (1866 – 1946) was another, and he was a contemporary of Conan Doyle.

Naturally, there's an intersection between Wells and Sherlock Holmes, and it comes partly through the artifice of Manly Wade Wellman, BSI ("Wisteria Lodge") and his son. Manly Wade Wellman (not wanly made) was a science fiction writer of note whose association with Sherlock Holmes goes back to the early days of the BSI.

Ellery Queen included one of Wellman's stories in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was published and celebrated at the famed Trilogy Dinner in March 1944. And later on, together with his son, Wellman birthed Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds.

Here, Peter Blau, BSI ("Black Peter") remembers Wellman in Vol. 36, No. 3 of The Baker Street Journal:
Manly Wade Wellman, who died on April 1986, was a fine writer in the worlds of mystery, science fiction, and fantasy, and in ours. His 1941 pastiche “But Our Hero Was Not Dead” was chosen by Ellery Queen for reprinting in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, and his contributions to the Journal ranged from tales-in-verse to an article suggesting that Bertie Wooster’s valet Jeeves was Sherlock Holmes’s son. In 1975 he and his son Wade Wellman combined all of his enthusiasm in Sherlock Holmes’s War of the Worlds, pitting Holmes, Watson, and Challenger against the invading Martians. The loss of his varied talents is sad indeed.
Now let's take a Time Machine back to Baker Street Elementary...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.