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The Food of the Gods | [H.G. Wells]

The Food of the Gods

When Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood first hit upon the discovery they called "the Food of the Gods" they thought, what harm could there be in a little scientific experiment? It might have some practical consequences. How could they forsee that the new scientific wonder would escape their control - that rats would grow big enough to attack and kill a horse, that gigantic leeches and plants and cockroaches would threaten human life? How could they know that the stolen Food would be fed to babies, and that a new race of giants would one day smash the puny, pygmy world of men?
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When Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood first hit upon the discovery they called "the Food of the Gods" they thought, what harm could there be in a little scientific experiment? It might have some practical consequences. How could they forsee that the new scientific wonder would escape their control - that rats would grow big enough to attack and kill a horse, that gigantic leeches and plants and cockroaches would threaten human life? How could they know that the stolen Food would be fed to babies, and that a new race of giants would one day smash the puny, pygmy world of men?

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"An entertaining fable...Depending on the circumstances, [Whitfield] conveys a sense of wonder or a nonchalance that makes giant rats seem perfectly ordinary." (AudioFile)

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-30-11
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-30-11 Member Since 2010

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Jules is better"

    Starts at average and gets worse. Wells has a pessimistic look on life and it comes out in his books. I prefer a more optimistic look. Wells even admits that his stuff is more fantastical, while Verne's is more adventure and more about what might be. If you want to read old classics, I advise reading Jules Verne.

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