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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 classic novel by ‘The Godfather of Science fiction’ has been beautifully reprinted and bound in handsome blue livery with stunning gold lettering; it would make a perfect gift. Considering this was first published in 1933 the writing is hauntingly prescient and even now the book retains its ability to challenge and provoke thought and discussion.

Synopsis

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. 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.

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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Book Info

Publication date

17th February 2011

Author

H. G. Wells

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780575095199

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