The Food of the Gods

  • J. R. Hammond
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The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth—to give it its original title—was written at a time when Wells was becoming increasingly interested in social questions. He became a member of the Fabian Society in February 1903 and marked his debut by reading to the Society a paper entitled ‘The Question of Scientific Administrative Areas in Relation to Municipal Undertakings’18 in which he developed at length his view that local government areas were far too small for modern conditions. The Food of the Gods, which is a satire on the limitations of local and national boundaries, is essentially an allegorical fantasia on the central theme of his Fabian lecture: that the immense change of scale in human affairs rendered contemporary political arrangements impracticable.


Lunar Surface Local Government Area Social Question Spirited Fighting Artistic Unity 
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© J. R. Hammond 1979

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