A Dream of Armageddon
Worlds of terror and awe await you in A Dream of Armageddon, a comprehensive collection of uncanny classics from science fiction master H.G. Wells. Blending science and the supernatural, the thirty-one stories collected here span a full half-century of Wells’ distinguished literary career and... show more
Worlds of terror and awe await you in A Dream of Armageddon, a comprehensive collection of uncanny classics from science fiction master H.G. Wells. Blending science and the supernatural, the thirty-one stories collected here span a full half-century of Wells’ distinguished literary career and express the same scintillating sense of wonder that makes The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and his other speculative novels timeless tales of the fantastic.There are weird and wondrous stories here to suit every taste, all shaped by the visionary imagination that made Wells an incomparable fantasist who could pursue the most illogical premise to its logical extreme. These gems of light and dark fantasy include: “The Flowering of the Strange Orchid.” A new species of flower reveals an insatiable and deadly thirst for life. “The Plattner Story.” A chemistry experiment goes terribly wrong and strands a man in an inverted dimension teeming with lost souls. “The Moth.” A scientist is driven to insanity by a strange moth that only he can see. “The Stolen Body.” A man projects his consciousness outside of his body, unaware that something utterly malignant is waiting to take its place. “Pollock and the Porroh Man.” A supernatural curse becomes a physiologic nightmare for a victim of native magic. “The Inexperienced Ghost.” A man who was weak and ineffectual in life makes a poor excuse for a spook in the afterlife.As magical today as when they were first published, the stories in A Dream of Armageddon aremasterpieces of the marvelous and macabre.
Publish date: June 1st 2004
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
HG Wells creates a disturbing vision of the future with a powerful anti-war message. Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 12:30am Sunday 10th January 2010
I wish I could do that magic stuff...