Synopses & Reviews
Energetic, intense, and strikingly original, H. G. Wells's 1898 tale of a hostile invasion of England by Martians gripped the popular imagination and pioneered the genre of science fiction. The novel unfolds from the point of view of an unnamed protagonist, whose suburban home chances to fall into the path of the initial invaders. The fast-paced narrative offers an exceptionally realistic account of the Martians' fantastic appearance, sophisticated technology, and increasingly bloodthirsty advances. This realism carried over into Orson Welles's 1938 radio dramatization of the book, which caused widespread panic in the United States. Science fiction buffs are sure to welcome this large-print edition of one of the great classics of science fiction.
When four Martian spaceships land in England, masses of people flee the cities, hoping to escape from the hostile alien creatures sweeping across the countryside. Armed with devastating weapons of death and destruction, the invaders are destroying all buildings and life in their path.
Who are these beings? What do they want? How can Earthlings combat the monsters from outer space and penetrate their powerful defenses? Find out in this specially abridged, easy-to-read edition of one of the great science-fiction stories of all time.
The War of the Worlds has thrilled countless readers since it was first published in 1891. (The story even caused widespread panic among a radio audience listening to a dramatization of the tale in 1938.) Enhanced with nine original illustrations by John Green, this gripping tale by a master storyteller will thrill new generations with its exciting accounts of interplanetary travel and cosmic warfare."
An unnamed protagonist, whose suburban London home is in the path of Martian invaders, provides a fast-paced, exceptionally realistic narrative of the invaders' fantastic appearances, sophisticated technology, and increasingly bloodthirsty advances. Science fiction buffs will welcome this large print edition of a great classic that pioneered the genre.