The World Set Free, by Wells, H.G.

Later in his career, and by “later” I mean after 1903 or so, H.G. Wells turned his attention from writing scientific romance stories to social commentary, historical analysis, and other related kinds of non-fiction works. But in 1914 he was inspired by a scientific work about the half-life of radioactive materials and those materials potential for highly destructive explosions. I can only imagine that it was a red letter day in publishing. H.G. Wells, one of the most popular novelists of all[…]

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