Recent new readings :
"The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" (1905) by H. G. Wells, and "The Reluctant Orchid" (1954) by Arthuc C. Clarke. Both humorous stories about animated, deadly plants. The latter was inspired by the first, and was also a homage to Dunsany's Jorkens tales. Clarke's brilliant intellect made his storytelling the best, although the ending was not emotionally satisfying, but an anitclimax.
"Patent Pending" (1953) by Arthuc C. Clarke. Man has invented machines that can record sound and sight, and replay it. Which really is an extraordinary feat. In this story a machine is invented that, through electrodes, can record sensations, and playback these for anyone. And the potentially disastrous consequences this may have for society on the whole.
Clarke wrote another story, "I Remember Babylon" (1959), in which he revealed insights into how the global ruling elite use TV to sedate the American people, to keep them easily manageable. Something which is more relevant today than ever, with the uniform media.
The international banking elite/ the corporate masters, seek to break down country borders and rob every individual economy, they try to enslave the whole of humanity into one mixed-up greyish mass of rootless consumers. Not much of a diversity World of cultures in that! By the removal of paper money and eventually of credit cards, and by the insertion of microchip implants underneath the skin, the masses will be easily controlled. (And this is why Hillary, at the incitement of her financers, is warmongering against Putin, ... because he opposes this globalization. The aim is to start the Third World War, for implementation of New World Order and consumers slavery.)
Wake-up call! It is time to revolt! NOW, or it will be too late!