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Things To Come

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- The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells, published in 1933, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106.
- Things to Come, first published in 1935, is a treatment of the story in the form of a film script.

A long economic slump causes a major war that leaves Europe devastated and threatened by plague. The nations with the strongest air-forces set up a benevolent dictatorship that paves the way for world peace by abolishing national divisions, enforcing the English language, promoting scientific learning and outlawing religion. The enlightened world-citizens are able to depose the dictators peacefully, and go on to breed a new race of super-talents, able to maintain a permanent utopia.

Some of Wells’ short-term predictions would come true, notably the aerial bombing of whole cities and the eventual development of weapons of mass destruction. Others, such as the withering of state-power and the dissolution of Islam were wide of the mark.

Excellent pages, some edge and board wear.

Item details

Author(s):
H. G. Wells
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2nd impression February 1936
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
142
Publisher:
Cresset Press

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- The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells, published in 1933, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106.
- Things to Come, first published in 1935, is a treatment of the story in the form of a film script.

A long economic slump causes a major war that leaves Europe devastated and threatened by plague. The nations with the strongest air-forces set up a benevolent dictatorship that paves the way for world peace by abolishing national divisions, enforcing the English language, promoting scientific learning and outlawing religion. The enlightened world-citizens are able to depose the dictators peacefully, and go on to breed a new race of super-talents, able to maintain a permanent utopia.

Some of Wells’ short-term predictions would come true, notably the aerial bombing of whole cities and the eventual development of weapons of mass destruction. Others, such as the withering of state-power and the dissolution of Islam were wide of the mark.

Excellent pages, some edge and board wear.

Author(s):
H. G. Wells
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2nd impression February 1936
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
142
Publisher:
Cresset Press

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