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The War of the Worlds (Modern Library Classics)by H G Wells
Synopses & Reviews
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Commentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic
“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 and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. H. G. Wells raises questions of mortality, man’s place in nature, and the evil lurking in the technological future—questions that remain urgently relevant in the twenty-first century.
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
A prophetic and gripping work from the father of science fiction, The War of the Worlds forever cast into doubt the notion that we are alone in the universe. It endures as one of the most captivating accounts of interplanetary invasion ever written. This edition includes transcripts of Orson Welles's infamous 1938 radio broadcast.
About the Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is the honorary vice president of the H. G. Wells Society and the author of more than sixty works of science fiction, including the bestsellers 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhoods End. He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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