War of the Worlds, The

Andy Sawyer, Brian Aldiss (introduction), H.G. Wells, Herbert George Wells, James P. Blaylock (introduction)

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Alma Books Ltd, Arcturus Publishing Ltd, HarperCollins Publishers, Orion Publishing Co, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd, Vintage Publishing

Published: 31-03-2005


The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge.

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‘The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best’ The TimesThe first modern depiction of extra-terrestrials attacking the earth, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential of all science-fiction works. It shows the whole of human civilization under threat, as terrifying, tentacled Martians land in England, build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear.Edited by Patrick Parrinder with an Introduction by Brian Aldiss and Notes by Andy Sawyer

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Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 14 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240