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Man Of The Year Million: The Ideas and Futurism of HG Wells (with Dr Dónal Gill)

Released Saturday, 3rd July 2021
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Best remembered today for his incredible output of genre-defining early science fiction novels during the 1890s, for much of his career Herbert George Wells was perhaps better known for other things. From the early 1900s he positioned himself as a man who would predict the future. Cian and Dónal chat about War of The Worlds, When The Sleeper Wakes, Well' ideas about progress and eugenics, and about his amusing meetings with other famous folks from his day - Joseph Conrad, George Orwell, Orson Wells, Charlie Chaplin and even Joseph Stalin.

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