The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth : Classic Science Fiction
Mr. Bensington, a research chemist and Professor Redwood, who after studying reaction times takes an interest in "Growth." Bensington starts to search for such a substance and after a year of research and experiment, he finds a way to make what he calls in his initial enthusiasm "the Food of the Gods," but later more soberly dubs Herakleophorbia IV. Their first experimental success is with chickens that grow to about six times normal size on an experimental farm at Hickleybrow, near Urshot in Kent . Unfortunately Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, the slovenly couple hired to feed and monitor the chickens, allow Herakleophorbia IV to enter the local food chain, and the other creatures that get the food grow to six or seven times their normal size: not only plants, but also wasps, earwigs, and rats.
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 13.46mm | 526.16g
- 19 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations