The Conquest of Time

book_tech_300H. G. Wells. The Conquest of Time. London: Watts & Co., 1942. Wells 104 W46c

Wells wrote The Conquest of Time at the age of 75. In this book, he urges human beings to overcome the fear of death and to look to the future for the good of the species as a whole; here, he also predicts satellite television.

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When the Sleeper Wakes

whensleeperwakes_tech_300H. G. Wells. ‘When the Sleeper Wakes.’ Illustrated by Henri Lanos. The Graphic, no. 1529 (18 March 1899): 329-31.
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In this story, later rewritten as The Sleeper Awakes, the hero Graham falls asleep in the present and wakes over two hundred years later, in a world of skyscrapers, moving roadways and flying machines; in this book Wells also prophesies the invention of the audiobook and the television.

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