The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth is Wells' lesser known work of science fiction (1904) wreaking in satire, in which so-called "scientists" invent a superfood that grows children into giants (as if parents need BIGGER problems with their teenagers!). It was made into several B-movies, including Village of the Giants (1965), featuring an 11-year old Ron Howard who creates the "goo." His novel is featured in Foodie Books and Dystopian Stories.
"'Jab!' a fresh supply of the Food of the Gods was let loose to wreak its powers of giantry upon the world."
Return to the H.G. Wells library.