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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
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The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth by H. G. Wells is a fascinating exploration of the consequences of scientific advancement and the dangers of playing god. In this gripping tale, Wells delves into the ethical implications of a new discovery that allows for the acceleration of the growth of living organisms to gigantic proportions.

The story follows the disastrous effects of this new food substance, known as "Herakleophorbia IV," as it is unleashed upon the world and wreaks havoc on the natural order of things. As the food causes plants, animals, and even humans to grow to colossal sizes, society struggles to contain the chaos that ensues.

Wells masterfully crafts a cautionary tale that highlights the unpredictable consequences of tampering with the natural world. His vivid descriptions and thought-provoking narrative make for a compelling read that forces readers to question the implications of scientific progress and the responsibility that comes with it.

Overall, The Food of the Gods is a thought-provoking and engaging read that will leave readers contemplating the boundaries of scientific exploration and the potential dangers of unchecked ambition. Wells' timeless tale serves as a haunting reminder of the importance of ethical consideration in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation.

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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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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 3, 2017
Subject: The Food of the Gods
This is a great story about how rats got big
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.
Reviewer: - 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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