160 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
January 10, 1997
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486295060
ISBN - 13: 9780486295060
About the Book
Imaginative, highly readable account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense and strikingly original.
From the Publisher
Imaginative, highly readable novel that helped launch the science-fiction genre exploits the concept of interplanetary travel with its gripping account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.
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
From Our Editors
A story of a war with extraterrestrials that destroys mankind as we know it.