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The War of the Worlds - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)
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The War of the Worlds - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 12/07/2012
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'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...'

So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.

Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575115354
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 204 x 130 x 21 mm


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A classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction--THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION
Groundbreaking ... 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
I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H. G. Wells--Upton Sinclair
[Wells' work is] astonishingly rich in human and historical interest ... he foresaw the invention of, among other things, television, tanks, aerial warfare and the atom bomb--David Lodge

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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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