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Star Begotten is a 1937 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a series of men who conjecture upon the possibility of the human race being altered by Martians to replace their own dying planet. The protagonist of the story Joseph Davis, who is an author of popular histories, becomes overtaken with suspicion that he and his family have already been exposed and are starting to change.

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SardoWeems (8 books)
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 07:01:04 +0100

A strange novella. A doctor, alarmed by his wife's aloofness and lack of emotion, becomes convinced that more and more "different" children are being born like her. His theory is that cosmic rays are mutating humans into a superior race, and that the changes are intentional.

Not one of Wells' better novels. More wishful thinking than great storytelling.

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Language: English

Published in: 1937

Word count: 36,440 words (≈ about 2 hours)


Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70.

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