The World Set Free

wells-we-001-folio-w-3_rv_fantasias_300H. G. Wells. The World Set Free [holograph manuscript, ca. 1913]. Wells WE-001, folio W-3

While his science fiction repeatedly threatened the destruction of the world, Wells’s political and utopian books imagined the world as organized more fairly and efficiently. The World Set Free (1912) predicts the atomic bomb; rather than risk its further use in warfare, the nations of the world disband in favor of a utopian world government.

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