Well, the H. G. Wells series continues.
We’re down to the second tier stuff novel-wise, stuff you probably haven’t heard of and usually with good reason.
Raw Feed (1996): A Modern Utopia, H. G. Wells, 1905.
“Introduction”, Mark R. Hillegas — Hillegas, author of a critical study on Wells and the “anti-utopians”, relates the influence of A Modern Utopia on social, political, and literary thought. (George Orwell is quoted talking about Wells’ influence on him.) Hillegas also briefly talks about some of the most notable features of Wells’ work. Written in 1967, this introduction is confident that the world is moving closer to Wells’ vision of a socialist utopia.
A Modern Utopia — This is the most pleasant to read of any utopia I’ve seen and also the most convincing and tempting utopia to actually live in. Still, its ideas are doomed to failure. Continue reading