Books: Wellsian Future

THINGS TO COME—H. G. Wells—Mac-millan ($1.50).

In the past few years a large number English novels, dealing with life in the near or remote future, have testified to the despair that imaginative men experience when they try to visualize the forthcoming developments of society. Pictures of the future range from its complete lapse into barbarism presented by John Collier in Full Circle to the monotonously sanitary and inhuman order satirized by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World. Last week Herbert George Wells offered yet another conceivable fate for mankind with Things to Come, a...

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