We have to more of H G Wells’ science fiction masterpieces on the Gateway Home Page this week, and the first of them is his classicstory of unchecked scientific progress and unforseen consequences, The Food of the Gods.
Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land.
The Food of the Gods deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.
The Food of the Gods is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook. You can find more of H G Wells’ work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.