The World Set Free - H.G. Wells

The World Set Free

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1914-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 170 Ratings


The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. [1] The book is based on a prediction of nuclear weapons of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort than the world has yet seen. [2][3][4] It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free.


  • A world set free

    By Ba455
    Not too bad
  • Good read

    By Maxwell Hemsworth
    i liked the book but despised section 6
  • An interesting read

    By Zootiee
    This story was written before WW1. It describes what the world might have become had atomic power been harnessed at that time and how society might have been transformed with unlimited energy available. It is interesting to look at this from the current time (late 2013) and compare the story to how things have actually turned out.
  • Superb but a challenge

    By BillyFP
    It's a great piece of Utopian geo-political commentary, dressed up with a little narrative. It's occasionally a bit challenging to get through because Wells does like his lecture. Despite that, I found myself moved by the picture he draws. Burned through it in about thirty hours.