Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon I really like reading these books about H.G. Wells’ predictions of the future, and he . Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.

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Folks forget that Wells was one of the first ‘futurists’ and not just a writer of science fiction. Another Kind of Life Peter Owen,pp. But that’s what you get with something that was written when the word ‘eugenics’ meant something akin to ‘sensible animal husbandry as applied to humans’, albeit in this case taken perhaps a little too far for modern tastes though only as far as its logical conclusions, really.

Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

Pride and Prejudice among the Literary Intelligentsia, London: Michael Coren [24] and John Carey [25] have made even stronger charges against Wells. Warren Wagardiscussing Anticipations’ advocacy of racism, eugenics and capital punishment, noted “To Wells’ credit, he would soon abandon such thoughts, but they were all here in plain English in Anticipations and we have no power or licence to wish them away”.


Dismissing the racialist thought associated with romantic nationalism as “nonsense,” he predicts that languages like Spanish and Russian by the year will “be tending more and more to be the second tongues of bilingual communities.

But that’s what you get with something that was written when Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an “usher,” or student teacher.

Frank rated it it was ok Apr 28, Middletown, Connecticut Wesleyan University Press, anitcipations Charles rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Wells anticjpations that a stern morality freed from the trammels of exploded religious beliefs and based on ideas of Malthusianism and natural selection will sustain aggressive action of the “World State” to “check” and “control” human activity so as “to favour the procreation of what is fine and efficient and beautiful in humanity.

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Project Gutenberg 58, free ebooks 98 by H. Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world. In his concluding chapter, Wells went as far as he ever did in the direction of eugenicsanticjpations a “euthanasia of the weak and the sensual.

Laurie rated it it was ok Mar 11, Anusha Jayanti rated it really liked it May 29, Wells’s Anticipationstogether with his next production, The Discovery of the Futureestablished him as “a great man,” according to one biographer, and as a result he was soon sought out by many leading figures of the day. Want to Read saving….


The shareholder class will cultivate opulent, archaic decoration, which Wells clearly deplores, and he also fears that its wealth may enable it not only to “buy up almost all the available architectural talent” but also “in a certain figurative sense—buy up much of the womankind” that would otherwise belong to the capable class. A Biography New York: Ray Lancasterthe director of the Museum of Natural History.

Lists with This Book. The publication of Anticipations led to Wells’s friendship with E. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Herbert George Pcgowan rated it liked it Dec 17, Claire Williams rated it it was amazing May 15, Wells predicts that a few snipers will be able to defend territory against a larger force.

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