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Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welle‛s 1938 radio dramatization, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works. The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. Naïve locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag—only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilization is under threat as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroying all life in their path with black gas and burning ray. The forces of Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they appear.

-Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes

-Brian Aldis‛s introduction considers the nove‛s view of religion and society

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H.G. Wells' original masterpiece now includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on the author, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles' 1938 radio dramatization, "The War of the Worlds" remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works.

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866–1946) was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays, and programs for world regeneration.

Brian Aldiss was named Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Andy Sawyer is a librarian at the University of Liverpool.

Patrick Parrinder has written on H. G. Wells, science fiction, and James Joyce.

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Angel09, April 4, 2008 (view all comments by Angel09)
This book sucks I hated it and would not want to have anyone I know have to read it. I did not like any of it.+
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141441030
Editor:
Parrinder, Patrick
Introduction:
Aldiss, Brian
Introduction by:
Aldiss, Brian
Introduction:
Aldiss, Brian
Editor:
Parrinder, Patrick
Author:
Aldiss, Brian
Author:
Sawyer, Andy
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Parrinder, Patrick
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Mars (planet)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.82x5.03x.63 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , H.G. Wells' original masterpiece now includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on the author, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles' 1938 radio dramatization, "The War of the Worlds" remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works.

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