Star Begotten: A Biological Fantasia

TitleStar Begotten: A Biological Fantasia
Year for Search1937
AuthorsWells, H[erbert] G[eorge](1866-1946)
Tertiary AuthorsWells, H. G.
Secondary TitleLondon Mercury
Volume / Edition35 - 36.210 - 212
Pagination553-82; 37-66; 151-79. (Chapters 1-3; 4-7; 8-10)
Date PublishedApril - June 1937
PublisherChatto & Windus
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

The novel focuses on the belief that cosmic rays are causing positive mutations in humans and producing more rational people who will, over time, bring about a better world. Chapter 9 includes some eutopian material including better education, world peace and world citizenship with complete freedom of movement, abundance, the world turned into a garden, and individuality. Chapter 9 is 169-85 (C&W); 186-202 (Viking); 124-33 (WUP); London Mercury 36.212  (June 1937): 166-72.

Additional Publishers

Repub. London: Chatto & Windus. U. S. ed. New York: Viking, 1937. Both U. K. and U. S. eds. published in June. Rpt. ed. John Huntington. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006

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Author Note

(1866-1946)

Full Text

1937 Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] (1866-1946). “Star Begotten: A Biological Fantasia.” London Mercury 35 - 36.210  - 212 (April - June 1937): 553-82; 37-66; 151-79. (Chapters 1-3; 4-7; 8-10). Repub. London: Chatto & Windus. U. S. ed. New York: Viking, 1937. Both U. K. and U. S. eds. published in June. Rpt. ed. John Huntington. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. O

The novel focuses on the belief that cosmic rays are causing positive mutations in humans and producing more rational people who will over time bring about a better world. Chapter 9 includes some eutopian material including better education, world peace and world citizenship with complete freedom of movement, abundance, the world turned into a garden, and individuality. Chapter 9 is London Mercury 36.212  (June 1937): 166-72; 169-85 (C&W); 186-202 (Viking); 124-33 (WUP).