"The Country of the Blind" and Other Science-fiction Stories

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qIn the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.q Or is he? In H. G. Wells' acclaimed tale, a stranded mountaineer encounters an isolated society in which his apparent advantage proves less than valuable. This thought-provoking fable is accompanied by other short stories, including qThe Star, q a gripping tale about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, as well as qThe New Accelerator, q qThe Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes, q qUnder the Knife, q and qThe Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper.q With the 1895 publication of his first novel, The Time Machine, Wells established himself as the foremost science-fiction writer of his era. This entertaining collection was selected and edited by Martin Gardner, who also provides an Afterword that offers insight into the liveliness and originality of Wellsa€™ imagination.Herbert George Wells, Martin Gardner. stunned and shattered and sounding their way cautiously through the new marks and shoals of once familiar ports. And as the storms subsided men perceived that everywhere the days were hotter thananbsp;...

Title:"The Country of the Blind" and Other Science-fiction Stories
Author: Herbert George Wells, Martin Gardner
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 1997

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