The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth
by H. G. Wells
'The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth ' Summary
Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they?
In this little-known science fiction satire, Wells takes potshots at every member of society: scientists, ministers, charitable heiresses, revolutionaries, and everyone in between. Yet in the end, Wells shows his faith both in humanity and its never-ceasing progress.
The book is a blend of humor and serious contemplation, as it delves into the political and social issues that were affecting the two countries at the...
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