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The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1904. It is the story of Mr Bensington, a research chemist, and Professor Redwood, who develop what they call the Food of the Gods - a substance that vastly accelerates growth in living things. After experimenting on chickens, the food gets into the local food chain, affecting plants, rats, and wasps. The food is then given to some children who reach 40 feet in height. Divided into three sections, the first covers the creation of the substance, the second gives an account of one of the giant offspring, and the third book details how life has altered now that the children have reached maturity. However, a politician called Caterham has finally got into the powerful position he needs to execute his plan to destroy the Food of the Gods, and to suppress the giants.
This book has 75,640 words, 141 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1904.
Production notes: This ebook of The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 20th September 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Cockerel and Hens' by Pieter Boel.
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