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Country of the Blind And Other Science-Fiction Stories

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ISBN-10: 0486482898

ISBN-13: 9780486482897

Edition: 2011

Authors: Martin Gardner, H. G. Wells

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Six entertaining short stories from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include "The Star," a gripping tale about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, as well as "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and two others.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a…