YMMV / The Shape of Things to Come

  • Author Tract: The book is essentially a long, long fictional essay about why Wells' particular brand of socialism was the only way to a perfect society.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • The headquarters of the One World Order and subsequent utopia are based in Basra, Iraq. Let that sink in for a moment...
    • The outbreak of the novel's version of World War II. It involves a Polish Jew, a Nazi, takes place in Danzig - and is Played for Laughs.note 
  • Mary Suetopia: Wells is not subtle about the perfection of the Modern State.