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The War of the Worlds (Paperback)
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The War of the Worlds (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 14/11/2019
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The classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion is now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None.

One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it's discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance.

The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London - and the world - begins.

Now with a new introduction by Stephen Baxter.

'A true classic'
GUARDIAN

'Immortal science fiction'
TELEGRAPH

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751574760
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 200 x 126 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A true classic that has pointed the way not just for science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might think of ourselves * Guardian *
Immortal science fiction * Telegraph *
The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best * The Times *
The classic alien invasion tale * New Statesman *
The War of the Worlds remains the barometer by which all extra-terrestrial invasions are measured * Irish Times *
Wells occupies an honoured place in science fiction * Kingsley Amis *
Wells is the Shakespeare of science fiction * Brian Aldiss *
A born storyteller * J.B. Priestly *

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“One of my all time favourites.”

An imaginative tale of invasion in a gothic backdrop – there’s no means to communicate widely, rising panic and an unknown powerful invader. It deftly challenges the vain notion of human supremacy as the Martians... More

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“More horror than sci-fi”

In a list of the best horror stories ever written, I am repeatedly surprised not to see The War of the Worlds on that list. Sure, on the surface of it, the novel is a science fiction one, a classic written by the... More

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“More Than Just A Sci-Fi Masterpiece”

H. G. Wells' tale of Martian invasion may unfold without the aid of flashy CGI or surround sound, but it is surely unrivalled as the most vivid representation of inter-world war ever produced.

Wells'... More

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