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Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human L
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In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.
Book News Annotation:
H.G. Wells—science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian, and prophet—wrote his projections for the future in a work published in 1902 by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. This volume contains the complete text of that work as well as the author's preface to a later (1914) edition and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, prepared for this edition.
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Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations, and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition.
Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition and a new introduction to the present volume by Martin Gardner.
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