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The War Of The Worlds

63 Ratings: 3.3
A science fiction novel by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It describes the experiences of a journalist (narrator) in Woking and his brother, a medical student from London as the Earth is invaded by Martians. … see full wiki

Author: H.G. Wells
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: William Heinemann
Date Published: 1898
14 reviews about The War Of The Worlds
review by . November 09, 2010
 An invasion by creatures from Mars is a staple of science fiction and it all really began with this story by H. G. Wells. While the premise of the environment on Mars was based on the best scientific knowledge of the time, it is now antiquated. However, that does not change the other sound principles of the story, the use of poison gas, armored vehicles and the ultimate triumph of bacteria over the Martians. While the use of technology to make sure that dangerous organisms do not get aboard …
review by . July 01, 2010
H.G Wells is a famous Victorian science fiction author who wrote tens of books in his time though is perhaps best known for The War of the Worlds, a timeless classic that is still well known today. It's one of those books everyone knows of even if they haven't read it and that is very impressive for a non-religious book over 100 years old.      The most attractive part of the book for me is the imagination H.G Wells has combined with contemporary technology. This results …
review by . February 08, 2011
This classic reveals the author's philosophy of life
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote this classic in 1898, and it contains lessons applicable today. Mars, in the tale, is cold at the end of earth's nineteenth century. Its inhabitants are more intelligent than earth's people. But the Martians are jealous of the comforts of life on earth. They decide to conquer the planet and live in its better atmosphere. There is no moral problem with the destruction of earth's people; they are like animals.      The first large cylinder …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Definitely one of those seminal works worth a read. Started a phenomenon. Started a few riots. Take a look! (Don't watch "the movies" first.)
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A classic of its time, and still fascinating today. Valuable as a straight adventure story, it's also an interesting ethnography: What do humans do in this last extreme? Religion tries to conquer demons; dreamers fail to realize their dreams; and who but the reporter is left to tell the tale? Great summer read.
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
Classic and amazing that anything so invented could become so real and create mass hysteria. That alone speaks to how amazingly real the writing is...
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Maybe a little outdated, but still a great read.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
HG Wells first scared us and rhen gace us hope to our defending the planet from Aliens
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of the first alien novels. Spectacular.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Classic sci-fi
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
war of the worlds. a classic, ruined by tom cruise. well not so much ruined. but war of the worlds is an amazing book that paints a realistic picture of what it could really be like if we were to under go and alien invasion. i could only imagine what it wouldve been like hearing this book being read on the radio, and thinking that your home was really being attacked by aliens. so realistic it can make you think its really happening.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
great story
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
review by . May 27, 2006
H. G. Wells was one of the great science fiction writers of all time. One of his most influential classics is "The War of the Worlds"; a novel about a martian invasion of Earth that happens during the 20th century. The martians fly around in oblong spaceships and acquire territory by fanning out and occupying land from a central starting point. All man-made weapons are of no use against them and they seem poised to take over the world; until they go outside. The germs they breathe in kills them. …
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