Anticipations: of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific
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Science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian and prophet - HG Wells was all of these in his long and influential literary career. At the age of 33, standing on the cusp of the 20th century, Wells gazed into the future and reported his projections. The result was this fascinating mix of shrewd, accurate speculations and wild misses, first published in 1901. This edition has a new introduction by Martin Gardner, evaluating Wells's achievement as a prophet.