A Modern Utopia (1905) is Wells' hybrid between fiction and philosophical discussion, reviewed as: "a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian." Wells was unsatisfied with his earlier writings on the subject, proclaiming this as his last novel of its type, intended to "settle accounts with a number of issues." Don't let "Utopia" in the title fool you: "I have written into it as well as I can the heretical metaphysical scepticism upon which all my thinking rests."
[Painting by Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Suikoden series, 1830]
Many of Wells' works are featured in our collection of Dystopian Stories.