HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The Country of the Blind and Other Science-Fiction Stories

by H. G. Wells

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2191123,140 (3.61)16
Three hundred miles and more from Chimborazo, one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind. Long years ago that valley lay so far open to the world that men might come at last through frightful gorges and over an icy pass into its equable meadows, and thither indeed men came, a family or so of Peruvian half-breeds fleeing from the lust and tyranny of an evil Spanish ruler.… (more)
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 16 mentions

The Country of the Blind: A story inspired by the idiom "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king". A hiker in the Andes gets trapped in an isolated valley of people who have been fully blind for 14 generations. Spoiler: he does not become king.

The Star: A formerly-unknown planet from the outskirts of our solar system crashes into Neptune. The two planets fuse and go hurtling toward the Sun. Their trajectory will not send them anywhere near Earth, except that Jupiter is in the way. Jupiter's gravitational field pulls the "star" just far enough off its path to send it toward Earth.

The New Accelerator: A man invents a "medicine" that allows the user to speed up, to the point where the world seems frozen around them. He and his colleague take some and see what happens. The interesting part of this story, to me, was that although they intended that the medicine be used for time-saving and scholarly purposes, they fully admitted that it could be used to commit crimes, but they decided they would sell it anyway and that would be someone else's problem. That certainly wouldn't happen today!

The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes: A scientist has an accident with an electromagnet, and can only see a tropical beach and the ocean, though he is actually in a laboratory in London.

Under the Knife: A man worries about a surgery he is going to have, sure he is going to die. During the surgery he has an out-of-body experience.

The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper: On Nov 10, 1931, Mr. Brownlow accidentally gets a newspaper from Nov 10, 1971. He tells his friend about what he sees (and doesn't see) in it. This story was particularly excellent, as half the fun of reading Wells is his prophecies about the future. ( )
  norabelle414 | Jan 5, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (3 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
H. G. Wellsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gaiman, NeilIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, MartinEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, JimEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parrinder, PatrickEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sawyer, AndyNotessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

Belongs to Publisher Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
This is a collection of 6 short science fiction stories.  Please do not combine with the short story of the same name, or any other collections of stories.  Thank you.

Contains:
"The Country of the Blind"
"The Star"
"The New Accelerator"
"The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes"
"Under the Knife"
"The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper"
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Three hundred miles and more from Chimborazo, one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind. Long years ago that valley lay so far open to the world that men might come at last through frightful gorges and over an icy pass into its equable meadows, and thither indeed men came, a family or so of Peruvian half-breeds fleeing from the lust and tyranny of an evil Spanish ruler.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Current Discussions

None

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.61)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5 1
3 6
3.5 3
4 12
4.5 1
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 204,592,391 books! | Top bar: Always visible