The War in the Air

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Echo Library, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 192 pages
Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in "The World Set Free," and as he has been telling us this year in his "War and the Future," that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice. . . .

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User Review  - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing

This was a surprisingly good novel by H.G Wells. It's full of action, excitement, adventure, and aircraft warfare! The characters are interesting too and the plot, setting, and thematic concepts that ... Read full review

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

I’m getting a lot of old books free for Kindle, and as I can read them in the dark while walking home from the local Starbucks, I’ll probably end up reviewing them. In The War In The Air. As usual, H ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a writer, and he began to produce a steady stream of science-fiction tales, short stories, realistic novels, and books of sociology, history, science, and biography, producing one or more books a year. Much of Wells's work is forward-looking, peering into the future of prophesy social and scientific developments, sometimes with amazing accuracy. Along with French writer Jules Verne, Wells is credited with popularizing science fiction, and such novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds (1898) are still widely read. Many of Wells's stories are based on his own experiences. The History of Mr. Polly (1910) draws on the life of Wells's father. Kipps (1905) uses Wells's experience as an apprentice, and Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) draws on Wells's experiences as a school teacher. Wells also wrote stories showing how the world could be a better place. One such story is A Modern Utopia (1905). As a writer, Wells's range was exceptionally wide and his imagination extremely fertile. While time may have caught up with him (many of the things he predicted have already come to pass), he remains an interesting writer because of his ability to tell a lively tale.

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