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The War of the Worlds

by H.g. Wells

ORION PUBLISHING GROUP | November 6, 2012 | Hardcover

3.7143 out of 5 rating. 7 Reviews

Adam Roberts contributes a new introduction to this enduring classic novel

""No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."" So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines--armed with heat-rays--that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0575115351

ISBN - 13: 9780575115354

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

by H.g. Wells

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0575115351

ISBN - 13: 9780575115354

From the Publisher

Adam Roberts contributes a new introduction to this enduring classic novel

""No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."" So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines--armed with heat-rays--that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

About the Author

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a writer, and he began to produce a steady stream of science-fiction tales, short stories, realistic novels, and books of sociology, history, science, and biography, producing one or more books a year. Much of Wells's work is forward-looking, peering into the future of prophesy social and scientific developments, sometimes with amazing accuracy. Along with French writer Jules Verne, Wells is credited with popularizing science fiction, and such novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds (1898) are still widely read. Many of Wells's stories are based on his own experiences. The History of Mr. Polly (1910) draws on the life of Wells's father. Kipps (1905) uses Wells's experience as an apprentice, and Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) draws on Wells's experiences as a school teacher. Wells also
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