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3 July 2017
Our featured SF Masterwork is a prescient look at mankind’s future from the greatest science fiction writer of them all.
When a diplomat dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of ‘dream visions’ he has been experiencing, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years.
This fictional ‘account of the future’ – in a similar vein to Olaf Stapledon’s Last and First Men, published three years earlier – proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicted events such as the Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare and climate change.