The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Wildside Press | January 1, 2004 | Hardcover

The War of the Worlds is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 × 6 × 0.69 in

Published: January 1, 2004

Publisher: Wildside Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0809596474

ISBN - 13: 9780809596478

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 × 6 × 0.69 in

Published: January 1, 2004

Publisher: Wildside Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0809596474

ISBN - 13: 9780809596478

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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.