The Food of the Gods
By H.G. Wells
Wells' classic story of unchecked scientific progress and unforseen consequences, with an introduction by Adam Roberts.
Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land.
THE FOOD OF THE GODS deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.
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. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.
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12 Jan 2017
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