The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take it seriously and soon Herakleophorbia IV is running rampant throughout England and then across the globe, creating giant plants and animals that wreak havoc on the land and then the people. Then the first giant babies are revealed and for the first time humanity has to contend with the existence of a new race of giant people. How humanity deals with this shocking new creation is revealed in The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth. (Summary by Alex C. Telander)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk. 1, Ch. 1 - The Discovery of the Food Alex C. Telander
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Play 02 Bk. 1, Ch. 2 - The Experimental Farm Alex C. Telander
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Play 03 Bk. 1, Ch. 3 - The Giant Rats Alex C. Telander
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Play 04 Bk. 1, Ch. 4 - The Giant Children Alex C. Telander
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Play 05 Bk. 1, Ch. 5 - The Minimificence of Mr. Bensington Alex C. Telander
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Play 06 Bk. 2, Ch. 1 - The Coming of the Food Alex C. Telander
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Play 07 Bk. 2, Ch. 2 - The Brat Gigantic Alex C. Telander
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Play 08 Bk. 3, Ch. 1 - The Altered World Alex C. Telander
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Play 09 Bk. 3, Ch. 2 - The Giant Lovers Alex C. Telander
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Play 10 Bk. 3, Ch. 3 - Young Caddles in London Alex C. Telander
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Play 11 Bk. 3, Ch. 4 - Redwood's Two Days Alex C. Telander
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Play 12 Bk. 3, Ch. 5 - The Giant Leaguer Alex C. Telander
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