In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

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Overview

A comet speeds toward earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too consumed with greed and violence to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage all-out war, bitter strikes erupt, and jealous lovers plot revenge and murder. The Earth slips past the comet by the narrowest of margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When mankind wakes up, everyone is completely and profoundly different. In the Days of the Comet is H. G. Wells' classic tale of the last days of the old Earth and the extraterrestrial change that becomes the salvation of the human race.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491590973
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


H. G. Wells (1866–1946) is one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction. His books include The Sleeper Awakes and The Last War, also available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Ben Bova, an award-winning science fiction writer, is the author of several influential series and such acclaimed novels as Jupiter, Moonrise, Return to Mars, and Venus.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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In the days of the Comet 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
jessicka More than 1 year ago
cheap classics often = mess you have to sift through. i did make myself guess or wade through some of the mess because i liked the story so much. so i guess that says something for the work itself, this is just not the best version to try and read.
Michael Tucker More than 1 year ago
Great story but some typos. The book was readable and in better condition than the other free download of this same title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story. I love his writing. My version wasn't full of typos either. Complains must be for another version. Philtre Libre version is nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy any copy of this book from the nook store! They are all filled with OCR errors. Go online and get a copy from the project Gutenburg website for free. They have it in epub format. I hop this helps, because this book is a greatly underappreciated classic. :-)
Christine Wozny More than 1 year ago
I perfer less blood and gore. There were too many killings.
DragonFreak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
William ¿Willie¿ Leadford is a student in a British town called Clayton. He, like most people at that time, is a socialist and wants a change in power for the higher ranked class. Willie is stuck in this horrible circle of love where he loves Nettie, and one day Nettie is now married to an upper class gentleman, which breaks his heart. All the while, a mysterious green comet is coming closer and closer to the Earth, but it seems that the new war with Germany is much more important.On the night of the Change, Willie decides to kill Nettie, his husband, and then kill himself. That was his plan, until the comet crashes into Earth, changing everything¿for the better. When Willie wakes, he feels happy and pure, and realized for the first time how horrible it was to kill his love. The comet changed everyone else too to this strange sense of relaxation and kindness. And as his adventure goes on, he contemplates on his life before the days of the comet.Despite how ideally interesting this book sounds, it¿s really not that interesting. I¿ve read [The Time Machine] by Wells and felt horribly disinterested in the book. The book is missing something. I can¿t tell what, but there¿s some sort of element that lacked in both books. But I can tell you, I¿m probably not going to read anymore Wells books.Rating: Three Stars ***
homeofharris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not the Greatest Wells book, but seems to be the archetype of many 1950's sci-fi books and movies.
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There are so many spelling errors i couldnt get through the first 3 pages without seeing 10 spelling mistakes
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Starts dancing by nova wearing a black an red corset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wells imagines for us a utopian world in which greed, jealousy, violence, and all the rest of humanity's vices have been eradicated. A clarion call to buck the current system of grasping pettiness and start anew; a sort of 'Atlas Shrugged' for socialists (only based on selflessness rather than selfishness, and not nearly so long or tiresome, thank God!) Some scanning errors made it hard to read at times, but not impossible, and worth the effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many misspelled and added words some of the book is illegible.
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Good book
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