The Sleeper Awakes and Men Like Gods

Dystopian and Utopian Fiction from the Father of Science Fiction

One man’s hell is another man’s heaven . . . 

In these two classic stories from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells reveals two sides of the same coin: dystopia and utopia. Here together in one volume are two seminal works that inspired George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and others.

Men Like Gods

What if you took a mental health day, ready for some rest and relaxation, and suddenly found yourself in a different world?

Journey with Mr. Barnstaple to Utopia to see what millennia of advancement can bring to the future.

The Sleeper Awakes

What if you took a sleeping pill and awoke two centuries years later to find yourself the wealthiest man in the world? Everyone and everything you know is long gone . . . but you are simultaneously the most exciting and most unfortunate thing to happen in centuries?

Are you the Messiah or the Antichrist?

With an Afterword by Eric Flint.


This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

WordFire Press eBook Edition 2019

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eISBN: 978-1-68057-210-0

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Editor’s Note Copyright © 2021 Amanda Montandon

Afterword Copyright © 2021 Eric Flint

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