A Slip under the Microscope

A Slip under the Microscope

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'I will go in, out of this dust and heat, out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.' Two disturbing, mysterious and moving stories from Wells, science-fiction pioneer.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

H. G. Wells (1866-1946).

Wells's works available in Penguin Classics are Ann Veronica, The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories, The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Kipps, Love and Mr Lewisham, A Modern Utopia, The New Machiavelli, The Shape of Things to Come, A Short History of the World, The Sleeper Awakes, The Time Machine, Tono-Bungay, The War in the Air and The War of the Worlds.

Title:A Slip under the Microscope
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780141398754
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    A Slip under the Microscope Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    This was a very poor edition, and a very poor introduction to the author. These two short stories barely contain any elements of science fiction. They are, quite frankly, just not that good. I will, h...

  • Vikas

    'I will go in, out of this dust and heat,out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.'Two of the best though provoking tales by the maestro - it st...

  • Peter

    What a pleasure it was reading these two shorts from the great H. G. Wells. Now why are so many reviewers crying, wailing and gnashing their teeth because they are not science fiction stories.SHUT UP ...

  • Michelle Curie

    I don't doubt that H.G. Wells is an influential writer who has had a massive impact on how the landscape of science fiction evolved over the years, but mainly because of that this was not a very good ...

  • Charlotte Dann

    I prefered 'The Door in the Wall' to 'A Slip under the Microscope' but both were rather lovely; about obligation, regret, and anguish....

  • Joey Woolfardis

    Disappointing in truth, but still very enjoyable. Wells is mostly known as being a early Science Fiction writer, and I was expecting two stories of early 20th Century sci-fi to come bounding out of th...

  • Marjolein (UrlPhantomhive)

    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com Over the summer I've collected all the Little Black Classics that were published by Penguin to celebrate their 80th birthday! Every now and ...

  • Vanessa

    2.5 stars. The Penguin Little Black Classics are a collection that I view, for the most part, as an excellent way to be introduced to an author's writing if you're wary about picking up a whole book o...

  • Maggie Hesseling

    The title is incrediby misleading as there are two short stories is this little book, and the title doesn't come from the better of the two. Both are interesting and wonderfully written, but the first...

  • Jessica

    The two stories - The Door in the Wall & A Slip under the Microscope - were actually pretty fun, short reads, but unfortunately not nearly as well written or as mind blowing as The Time Machine. Sorry...