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The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells
  

The Shape of Things to Come

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This fictional 'account of the future' (similar to Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon) proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicts events such as the Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare and climate change.

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The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells

When a diplomat dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of 'dream visions' he has been experiencing, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years.

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Wells's scientific romances were works of art with unique relevance for our times Wells is the Prospero of all brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction The greatest science fiction writer of them all The founding father and presiding genius of UK science fiction--The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction


About the Author

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.

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Publication date

8th June 2017

Author

H. G. Wells

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9781473221659

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