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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Star-Begotten by H.G. Wells

Yesterday while visiting my local crack dealer used book store I came across a novel by H.G. Wells that I had never heard of: Star-Begotten.

Star-Begotten was first published in 1937. As in The War of the Worlds, the villains in the story are Martians who are trying to survive their dying planet. Their MO, in this case, isn’t an in your face invasion. Instead, they're altering the genes of humans so as to create a new super race with the goal of achieving domination of the Earth.

I admit that I haven’t read the book yet. However, I can say that I find the year and subject of the book intriguing. One can’t help but suspect that Wells was inspired by the events in Nazi Germany in writing this novel.

I hope to publish a review of this book soon. Like so many of Wells’s work, it’s a small book so I don't expect it will take very long for me to read. It's length is what today we would call a novella rather than a novel.

Stay tuned for more.

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