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Star begotten : a biological fantasia

"Star Begotten portrays discoveries in evolutionary biology and contemplates the benefits as well as the horrors of mutation. This new annotated edition situates the novel in its literary and historical contexts, explains its place in Wells's late development, and highlights its importance as a precursor to the dark comedies of delusion by writers like Robert Sheckley and Philip K. Dick."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2006
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Conn., ©2006
Science fiction
156 pages ; 22 cm.
9780819567291, 9780819567307, 0819567299, 0819567302
1. The mind of Mr. Joseph Davis is greatly troubled
2. Mr. Joseph Davis learns about cosmic rays
3. Mr. Joseph Davis wrestles with an incredible idea
4. Dr. Holdman Stedding is infected with the idea
5. Professor Ernest Keppel takes up the idea in his own peculiar fashion
6. Opening phases of the great eugenic research
7. The world begins to hear about the Martians
8. How these star begotten people may presently get together
9. Professor Keppel in inspired to foretell the end of humanity
10. Mr. Joseph Davis tears up a manuscript
Previously published: London : Chatto and Windus, 1937