The Fate of Man

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The Fate of Man

By H. G. Wells
Alliance, 1939
263 pp. $2.50
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Mr. Wells, a major prophet of our era, assumes the mantle of a Jeremiah in this most forceful book. Though briefer than most Wellsian pronouncements, "The Fate of Man" is encyclopædic in scope -- perhaps one should say cosmic. After examining the present state of homo sapiens, Mr. Wells concludes that "either life is just beginning for mankind or it is drawing very rapidly to its close." He dwells on the latter.

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