When Dr Philip Raven, an intellectual working for the League of Nations, dies in 1930 he leaves behind a powerful legacy - an unpublished 'dream book'. Inspired by visions he has experienced for many years, it appears to be a book written far into the future: a history of humanity from the date of his death up to 2105. The Shape of Things to Come provides this 'history of the future', an account that was in some ways remarkably prescient - predicting climatic disaster and sweeping cultural changes, including a Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, and political instabilities in the Middle East.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780141441047 Number of pages: 576 Weight: 394 g Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
The source text behind Wells's film, Things to Come, and worth reading as a futuristic utopia and a commentary on the ideologies of the 1930s and Wells's foresight in understanding how society would change...
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