The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

First published in 1933, "The Shape of Things to Come" is science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. Within it, world events between 1933 and 2106 are speculated with a single superstate representing the solution to all humanity's problems. A classic example of Wellsian prophesy, this volume is highly recommended for fans of his work and of the science fiction genre. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : H. G. Wells
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2016-09-14
Total Pages : 492 Pages
ISBN : 9781473345522


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

When Dr Philip Raven, an intellectual working for the League of Nations, dies in 1930 he leaves behind a powerful legacy - an unpublished 'dream book'. Inspired by visions he has experienced for many years, it appears to be a book written far into the future: a history of humanity from the date of his death up to 2105. The Shape of Things to Come provides this 'history of the future', an account that was in some ways remarkably prescient - predicting climatic disaster and sweeping cultural changes, including a Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, and political instabilities in the Middle East.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : H.G. Wells
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-05-26
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9780141921211


The Shape Of Things To Come By H G Wells Delphi Classics Illustrated

The Shape Of Things To Come By H G Wells Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of H. G. Wells’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Wells includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Wells’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

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Genre : Fiction
Author : H. G. Wells
Publisher : Delphi Classics
Release : 2017-07-17
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9781786565983


Shape Of Things To Come

Shape Of Things To Come

Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Saatchi Gallery in London, one of today’s most important institutions collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, this mammoth book is the most comprehensive volume on contemporary sculpture. The title itself refers to H. G. Wells’s eponymous novel which envisioned the future and was a surprisingly accurate prophecy reflecting the author’s own time. That book inspired Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which a great monolith is an iconic but enigmatic sculptural presence. This new book opens with an enormous, standing monolithic Styrofoam sculpture of a videocassette of 2001 and, like the Wells book, seeks to explore how sculpture will evolve in the coming decades.

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Genre : Art
Author : Saatchi Gallery
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2009-09-08
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 9780847832538


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

Isabelle, a woman in her thirties without any of the trappings of a grown-up life, has just been fired from her job at a San Francisco phone company. Returning to the midwestern suburb of her childhood, Standardsville, Illinois, she contends with her dating single mother, a neighbor who once appeared on The Honeymooners, and an ex-boyfriend. She also becomes a mystery shopper for a temp agency, posing as a variety of potential tenants for newly built suburban communities to access their exclusive services. Enchanted by the possiblities of disguise, Isabelle spins a web of lies that keeps the world at a distance until she unearths long-kept secrets that force her to rethink everything she thought she knew.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Maud Casey
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780061873171


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

In this humane and important exploration of modern medicine, Druin Burch examines the future of medicine, our changing physicalities and the implications of longer life. From birth to death and through the exploration of topics such as disease, sex, mind, eating and drinking, Burch tracks the future of medicine by looking at what is already possible today. Weaving in insights from literature, art and history, The Shape of Things to Come considers the cultural complexity surrounding medicine as well as its impact on the humanities. As a specialist in geriatric medicine Burch writes with a keen understanding of the medical profession. He outlines the areas of medicine which have seen the greatest improvements and optimistically offers insight into further advancements.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Druin Burch
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2019-07-11
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9781788543378


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

When Dr Philip Raven, a diplomat working for the League of Nations, dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of dreams outlining the visions he has been experiencing for many years. These visions seem to be glimpses into the future, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years. This fictional 'history of the future' proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicted events such as the Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, climate change and the growing instability of the Middle East.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : H.G. Wells
Publisher : Gateway
Release : 2017-06-08
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781473216921


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Greil Marcus
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2007-08-21
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781466804227


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

India is in the throes of transition--from a primarily feudal agrarian society to a modern, industrial one. For the transition to be successful, however, Markandey Katju says that the country needs to rid itself of the ills of the feudal days. But perturbed by the growing incidents of communalism, racial and lingual strife, corruption and persisting issues of poverty, casteism and unemployment, he is sceptical of the change arriving anytime soon. He argues that this turbulent transition might last for another twenty-odd years. In this timely collection of his views, Katju suggests that influential politicians and their governance are not enough, but a scientific mission for national reconstruction is the need of the hour to bring India into its own as a developed and egalitarian society.In his trademark no-holds-barred approach, the author holds up a mirror to the citizens of India and where they could be headed--so that from the dark times emerges a shining vision of the nation its people deserve. His forthright and unreserved views in The Shape of Things to Come give an important perspective to judge India's future.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Markandey Katju
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2019-07-10
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9789353029487


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

Beware - this book will blow your mind! Do you believe we can predict the future - through dreams, visions, synchronicity? I didn't ... until I read the mind-altering The Shape of Things to Come. 'Everything we need to know is right in front of us if we take the time to look. We can sit back and accept the future before us, or we can turn the tide and change the odds. The choice is up to us. Until now, we have not known how to make that choice.' Jane Anderson This is the extraordinary story of a scientist's quest to understand her ability to see future events in her dreams. Drawing on current breakthroughs in quantum physics, this exploration of precognition is guaranteed to change your perceptions of reality and persuade you most convincingly that not only is it possible to predict the future, but it's possible to change it too. Jane Anderson's research is based on finding a scientific explanation for precognition - the knowledge of future events. To do this she takes the reader on a truly magical mystery tour through telepathy, clairvoyancy, hypnosis (in which she is hypnotised to progress rather than regress; that is, to predict a future event - which, believe it or not, she does extremely accurately), synchronicity and, though it may seem a strange bedfellow, quantum physics. Jane Anderson has been researching dreams for several years so she's no stranger to dreams that accurately predict the future - and there are many staggering examples in the book. You will meet some of the fifty precognitive dreamers and visionaries she interviewed along the way. Four esteemed professional clairvoyants tell of their own experiences, hopes, fears and philosophies while Jane acts the detective and weighs up the body of evidence. On the journey all sorts of big questions are asked about predetermination, free will, the nature of god ... so be prepared to stretch your mind. Emerging with a new understanding of precognition, the only question remaining is whether our ability to experience the future and then live through it again is merely a fantastic mechanism explicable by science and theory, or whether there is a deeper spiritual meaning behind it all. Jane's quest travels the realms of spiritual meanings and purpose while also presenting you with down to earth practical steps and scientific models, based on her own research, to help you gain insight into the shape of things to come in your own life. An example of precognition from The Shape of Things to Come Anna's second marriage had broken up and she had returned home to her mother's house. Her husband would not move out of their home and she couldn't get access to collect sentimental gifts or retrieve their orange Siamese cat wich had been a present from her first husband. Her dream therefore occurred at a time of great stress. 'I dreamed I was walking around the house, which had been stripped bare of all its furniture. My husband had left, taking everything but my orange cat which I found in the wardrobe with its head off. As I walked around the house I heard a voice say "It's okay, you can come back now." ' The next day she returned to her house and it was indeed empty. She found the decapitated cat in the wardrobe.

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Genre : Dream interpretation
Author : Jane Anderson
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 0091836670