The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 288

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H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 159540080X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5095

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; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.
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War of the Worlds

Frontlines

Author: Edward Morris,James S. Dorr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780973483727

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 522

No one would have believed that in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched... These words marked the beginning of H.G. Well's classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds...and marked the end of man's child-like belief that we are alone in the universe. Published in 1898, The War of the Worlds is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written, and it cemented H.G. Wells' legacy as a founding father of science fiction. A 1938 radio play by Orson Welles caused mass panic when it hit the airwaves, and frankly we haven't been able to trust aliens ever since. Here now, are bold new visions of Alien and Human conflicts on many different fronts, including: A man scours a distant world searching for something right under his nose...Two children terrorized by their own mother find an unlikely saviour...Giant war machines find love and more at the end of the world...A harmless looking birthday gift is really a portal to humanity's doom... Looking for great horror and science fiction? GET IN LINE. War of the Worlds: Frontlines
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War of the Worlds

New Millennium

Author: Douglas Niles

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466806451

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4797

First the Mars probe picked up an anomaly. Then NASA saw some strange activity, and many stargazers noticed meteorites rocketing towards earth. A cylinder surreptitiously landed in Wisconsin, then another, and another, ... and then invasion from Mars. The War of the Worlds had begun. War of the Worlds:New Millennium follows in the great tradition of Wells' original masterpiece, Niven and Pournelle's Footfall, and 'V' the mini-series. It is the story of an alien invasion of earth as told from numerous viewpoints: - a writer in rural Wisconsin - a soldier in the field - a science advisor to the president As tripods leave a swath of destruction across the Americas, Washington groups some of its great minds to solve the problem as the Pentagon throws at the invaders the latest hardware the military has to offer. At stake is the survival of the human race and the dominion of planet earth. Filled with techno-thriller like detail War of the Worlds: New Millennium merges Clancy with Clarke for a truly page turning science fiction thriller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Massacre of Mankind

Sequel to The War of the Worlds

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524760145

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A sequel to the H.G. Wells classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, brilliantly realized by award-winning SF author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter It has been fourteen years since the Martian invasion. Humanity has moved on, always watching the skies but confident that we know how to defeat the alien menace. The Martians are vulnerable to Earth germs. The army is prepared. Our technology has taken great leaps forward, thanks to machinery looted from abandoned war-machines and capsules. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the first incursion was merely a scouting mission, a precursor to the true attack—and that the Martians have learned from their defeat, adapted their methods, and now pose a greater threat than ever before. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new worldwide invasion, journalist Julie Elphinstone—sister in law to Walter Jenkins—struggles to survive the war, report on it, and plan a desperate effort that will be humanity’s last chance at survival. Because the massacre of mankind has begun. Echoing the style and form of the original while extrapolating from its events in ingenious, unexpected fashion again and again, The Massacre of Mankind is a labor of love from one of the genre’s most praised talents—at once a truly fitting tribute to a classic and brainy, page-turning fun for any science-fiction fan.
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The War of the Worlds

Mars' Invasion of Earth, Inciting Panic and Inspiring Terror from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles and Beyond

Author: Alex Lubertozzi,Brian Holmsten

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781570719851

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Includes the history of "The War of the Worlds," the full text of the novel and the full recording of the Welles broadcast.
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The War of the Worlds

From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474229891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 6488

First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life ? and the afterlives ? of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siécle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603034012

Category:

Page: N.A

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The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H. G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their path. Any effort by the humans to thwart the Martian advance is crushed; the alien invaders seem unstoppable. Since its publication, The War of the Worlds has entered pop.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9781424005598

Category: English language

Page: 238

View: 4939

"Great cities destroyed--people fleeing in panic--the countryside in ruins. A burst of flame from Mars heads toward the earth, and a strange ship, unlike anything ever seen here, lands. Soon, it devours everything in its path, people and buildings alike. It is unstoppable. Mankind is in the greatest danger in all its history. Can anyone-or anything-save our world?"--Book back cover.
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War of the Worlds

From Wells to Spielberg

Author: John L. Flynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976940005

Category:

Page: 200

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This book is a tribute to H. G. Wells, his most famous novel, and those adaptations that have been inspired by it. For more than a hundred years, readers, listeners, and moviegoers have been tantalized by the prospect of an invasion from Mars. When H. G. Wells first published The War of the Worlds in 1898, his Victorian audience responded very enthusiastically to the depth and resonance of the work because it reflected their fears and anxieties as they faced the turn of a new century. And while scenes of mass destruction and death are all too familiar to us in light of what happened on September 11, 2001, they were startlingly fresh and nightmarishly overpowering to those living in 1898. Thankfully, his Martian invasion was the stuff of fiction, not prophecy, and his invaders never arrived with their death rays, tripod machines, and poison gas. But that has not stopped his tale of interplanetary conflict from resonating with subsequent generations of people. From comic books to radio broadcasts, from movies and television to trading cards and record albums, the Martians keep coming back again...and again!
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War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 161641510X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9540

H.G. Wells's classic tale of war between humans and Martians imagines the horror and destruction of alien invasion. When the Martians need a new home planet, they send an army to take over Earth for their own needs. Chaos spreads as the Martian's fighting machines and red plants make their way toward London. Man's fight to preserve their planet has been adapted for young readers in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Wells's The War of the Worlds. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
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The War of the Worlds

Fresh Perspectives on the H.G. Wells Classic

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1932100555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 5959

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.
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The Complete War of the Worlds

Mars' Invasion of Earth from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles

Author: Brian Holmsten,Alex Lubertozzi

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 8306

Contains the original story by H.G. Wells, and describes how Orson Welles was inspired by the tale of Martian invasion to create the radio broadcast in 1938 which frightenend over one million people.
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A critical edition of the War of the worlds

H.G. Wells's scientific romance

Author: Herbert George Wells,David Yerkes Hughes,Harry M. Geduld

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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War of the Worlds

The Anglo-Martian War of 1895

Author: Mike Brunton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472811585

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8363

On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed forever. Grey metal cylinders, launched from Mars and hurtled through space, came crashing down in southern England. The next 15 days were marked by courage and despair, hope and shock, defeat and fleeting victory as Queen Victoria's army struggled to contain the terrible alien threat. The war, man against machines from space, was fought without mercy on both sides. And the outcome would be decided by the smallest of things... This book covers the whole of the Anglo-Martian conflict, beginning with a look at the relative strengths and weakness of the two armies, both English and alien, and comparing the different strategies employed. It then takes a detailed look at the actual military struggle, covering all of the major engagements between the tripods and Victoria's army.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies

Author: H.G. Wells,Eric Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451611359

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION TALE THAT WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS! Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so indiscriminate and so universal. Panic descends upon planet Earth once more as H. G. Wells’s terrify- ing cosmic invaders blaze a path of fiery destruction across Victorian England, leaving thousands of undead in their wake. Our adventurous narrator must survive the apocalyptic alien threat while fighting off rag- ing, bloodthirsty zombies. Who will triumph when man, Martian, and flesh-eating monster meet? Packed with fearsome supernatural creatures at every turn, Wells’s original masterpiece is scarier, gorier, and more suspenseful than ever!
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H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds

Author: Dobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683832140

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 116

View: 9343

Death comes from the sky in this thrilling War of the Worlds graphic novel adaptation! Several days ago, projectiles from the Red Planet began to rain down on Earth. Professor Ogilvy of the small town of Ottershaw, England, is skeptical of theories that it is an alien attack—until a meteor crashes near his home. Inside the crater, he discovers a giant cylinder that can only be the work of a superior civilization—the intentions of which are not peaceful. From the extraterrestrial capsule emerges a tripod, an immense machine of death that is soon joined by many others, with the sole intention of exterminating all life on Earth. H. G. Wells’s science fiction classic The War of the Worlds has been adapted several times for the big screen and radio shows across the globe. With this stunning and faithful graphic novel adaptation, the epic tale has finally found a place in comics.
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H. G. Wells' the War of the Worlds

Author: Ian Edginton,Herbert George Wells,D'Israeli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 71

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Humans battle evil aliens to save Earth and its people from certain doom when the Martians land in England.
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