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Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (version 2)

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Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth is a captivating and thought-provoking science fiction novel that explores the consequences of scientific experimentation gone wrong. Written by H. G. Wells, this book follows the story of two scientists who discover a mysterious substance that has the power to drastically increase the size of living organisms.

As the scientists continue their research and experimentation with the substance, known as "Herakleophorbia IV," they quickly realize the terrifying implications of their discovery. The fast-paced narrative keeps readers on the edge of their seats as the scientists grapple with the moral dilemmas and unintended consequences of playing god.

Wells masterfully weaves together themes of ambition, power, and the dangers of unchecked scientific progress in this gripping tale. The vivid descriptions of the giant plants and animals created by the Herakleophorbia IV add an element of suspense and wonder to the story, making it a truly immersive reading experience.

Overall, Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth is a classic work of science fiction that remains relevant and engaging to this day. Fans of Wells' work or readers looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking story will surely appreciate this novel.

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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. - Summary by Catharine Eastman

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