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The World Set Free (MIT Press / Radium Age)

The World Set Free (MIT Press / Radium Age)

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Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
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“A devastating critique of warfare which anticipated the horrific effects of the nuclear bomb by thirty years. My favorite Wells novel.”


About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866–1946) is best known today as author of pioneering scientific romances such as The Time Machine(1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). An influence on sf authors from Olaf Stapledon to Arthur C. Clarke, he was also a social critic and futurist who penned dozens of novels, stories, and works of history and social commentary in which he proposed more rational ways to organize society.

Praise for The World Set Free (MIT Press / Radium Age)

"The World Set Free, with its predictions of aerial warfare, atomic bombs, and international peace conferences, takes first place in the Nostradamus sweepstakes for those who prefer their science fiction to be predictive."
Los Angeles Review of Books