Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells

This is a re-posting of a review (for those who missed it). Please feel free to ignore if you've already seen it.

I started this book hoping to find some interesting futuristic inventions and to see how accurate H.G. Wells' predictions were. There were certainly some interesting insights into the 1940s, as well as the general progressioon of society in our own time (if with very widely different happenings inbetween). However, this was less a prediction of the future as a warning of what could happen under capitalism and a social commentary of changing times. It was interesting to read different views of capitalism and socialism than my own, as well as to hear arguments for social control. It certainly wasn't a quick read, but it was well worth the effort to understand this 'text book of the future'.
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