An experiment in form, and after one gets into the swing of it, it is rather successful, and tuned to the content. The form is virtually that of a film continuity, and one finds one's mind bridging the gaps and getting the ""flow"" unexpectedly easily. The content is based on material taken from his own The Shape of Things To Come. The first half is panoramic, giving the world in decay and degeneration, the world on the brink of a new birth --the last half shows the new world, seeking further worlds to conquer and the leaders facing the acceptance of personal sacrifice to accomplish it. Definitely a ""stunt book"" -- but on Wells' name should have a reasonably good sale.