The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells.  The book is based on a prediction of nuclear weapons of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort than the world has yet seen.  It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free.
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An interesting read
This story was written before WW1. It describes what the world might have become had atomic power been harnessed at that time and how society might have been transformed with unlimited energy available. It is interesting to look at this from the current time (late 2013) and compare the story to how things have actually turned out.
World set free
Very amusing book. Not possible to skip any pages. Five stars. Please delete this copy. I thank you
A world set free
Not too bad