ethics of creation


The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)
By H.G. Wells

After being rescued from a shipwreck, Edward Prendick arrives on an island occupied by genetically engineered humanlike creatures created by a doctor ambitious to play God. Prendick explores this dystopian world of social satire and creation horror that crosses the line between man and beast. H.G. Wells describes his novel as, "an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation."

Available in the Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection, Georgia Tech Library Archives


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