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The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth by H. G. Wells
By: (1866-1946)

Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take it seriously and soon Herakleophorbia IV is running rampant throughout England and then across the globe, creating giant plants and animals that wreak havoc on the land and then the people. Then the first giant babies are revealed and for the first time humanity has to contend with the existence of a new race of giant people. How humanity deals with this shocking new creation is revealed in The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth.

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[Illustration: He sat down in a garden, with his back to a house that overlooked all London.]

THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH

H.G. WELLS

[Illustration]

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

THE DAWN OF THE FOOD.

I. THE DISCOVERY OF THE FOOD

II. THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM

III. THE GIANT RATS

IV. THE GIANT CHILDREN

V. THE MINIMIFICENCE OF MR. BENSINGTON

BOOK II.

THE FOOD IN THE VILLAGE.

I. THE COMING OF THE FOOD

II. THE BRAT GIGANTIC

BOOK III.

THE HARVEST OF THE FOOD.

I. THE ALTERED WORLD

II. THE GIANT LOVERS

III. YOUNG CADDLES IN LONDON

IV. REDWOOD'S TWO DAYS

V. THE GIANT LEAGUER

BOOK I.

THE DAWN OF THE FOOD.

THE FOOD OF THE GODS.

CHAPTER THE FIRST.

THE DISCOVERY OF THE FOOD.

I.

In the middle years of the nineteenth century there first became abundant in this strange world of ours a class of men, men tending for the most part to become elderly, who are called, and who are very properly called, but who dislike extremely to be called "Scientists." They dislike that word so much that from the columns of Nature , which was from the first their distinctive and characteristic paper, it is as carefully excluded as if it were that other word which is the basis of all really bad language in this country... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 5, 2015
Subject: Food of the Gods
I've read this story myself before,it's a good story. Unfortunately this reader tries to read it so fast that he trips over his own words, missing syllables often only saying parts of some words. It's a shame, spoils the whole experience. He needs to listen to his own reading, and start from scratch a whole lot slower and get involved in the story, not reading it like he is reading a shopping list.
Reviewer: - October 21, 2013
Subject: Food of the gods
The reader speaks too fast, it's not possible to enjoy the book.
July 26, 2013
Subject: Food of the Gods
A shame that the reader seems to be in a hurry to finish the book.


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