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In this pioneering 1906 work of futurology, the prophetic novelist set out to predict what the next thirty years held for America. Wells, an advocate of socialism, asked whether American capitalism had taken individualism and self-sufficiency to an extreme. He exemplifies his ideas through discussing New York City, Washington, wealth, labor, immigration, and race.
About the Author
H. G. Wells (1866–1946), is often called the “Father of Science Fiction.” While science fiction was his most popular genre, Wells also wrote on history, politics, and made social commentary. His “scientific romances” speculated about the future, scientific advancements, and outer space. His works include The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds.
Date of Birth:September 21, 1866
Date of Death:August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:London, England
Education:Normal School of Science, London, England