The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (Hardcover)

By H G Wells 
Publisher: Wildside Press
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0809596474
EAN: 9780809596478
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Binding: Hardcover
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The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. It is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. It is the mother of all alien invasion stories, and still, in its way, the most compellingly realistic. The biological truth Wells has given us would slow down an alien encounters on Star Trek or Farscape, where intrepid adventurers rarely worry about local languages, much less breathing the local air. The aliens have invaded because they have a fondness for human blood, sucked from living beings (how they discovered they had a taste for us is unclear, but it makes dramatic theater, anyway). If you haven't read Wells, you need to; Wells created a landmark -- he is a thoughtful social commentator, a pioneer of what makes SF intellectually appealing, and a damned fine storyteller, too.
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Title: The War of the Worlds
Publisher: Wildside Press
Author: H G Wells
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0809596474
EAN: 9780809596478
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Binding: Hardcover

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