The Food Of The Gods Author:H. G. Wells THE FOOD OF THE GODS is a novel that stirs the imagination with a marvelous theme -- what would happen if we simply did not stop growing? It tells of two biologists who discover a special food which will change the rate of growth, so that instead of proceeding in fits and starts -- that is, in short spurts of growth followed by periods of quies... more »cence, the way things usually work in nature -- the rate of growth would be steady and constant.
Whatever the motive of the biologists, the food gets out of hand, for Wells early recognized the natural capacities of men to fumble everything. Wasps get into it, rats, vegetation, weeds, and the helpless baby son of an unsuspecting farmer. And what starts off as an experiment soon develops into a powerful and gripping novel of gigantic men and monsters in a world which had no place for them.