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The World Set Free

The World Set Free by H. G. Wells
By: (1866-1946)

In "The World Set Free" by H. G. Wells, the author paints a dystopian picture of the future where nuclear technology has unraveled humanity's existence. Through the lens of science fiction, Wells delves into the consequences of mankind's reckless pursuit of power, showcasing a world on the brink of destruction.

The novel is both thought-provoking and disturbing, as Wells explores the devastating impact of nuclear energy on society. The narrative follows a group of individuals as they navigate a world teetering on the edge of chaos, with the threat of nuclear war looming large. Wells expertly conveys the sense of fear and uncertainty that permeates every page, making the reader question the repercussions of humanity's quest for dominance.

Despite being written over a century ago, "The World Set Free" feels eerily relevant in today's world, where the specter of nuclear war still looms large. Wells' vivid descriptions and powerful imagery make for a compelling read, drawing the reader into a world that feels both familiar and alien.

Overall, "The World Set Free" is a captivating and thought-provoking work of science fiction that will leave readers pondering the dangers of unchecked technological advancements. Wells' cautionary tale serves as a stark reminder of the perils of playing with forces beyond our control, making it a must-read for fans of dystopian literature.

Book Description:
Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay could be sped up. The book may have encouraged scientists to explore theories of nuclear chain reaction. It also served as a vehicle for Wells to develop his ideas on survival of the human race.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 28, 2018
Subject: Great Book
Truly hauntingly prophetic. The reading is only slightly monotone but easy to understand.

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