The War of the Worlds (Paperback)

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Description


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

About the Author


Herbert George Wells was born in England in 1866, to shopkeepers in Kent. He won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science where he learned about physics, chemistry, astronomy and biology, among other subjects. Wells also devoted much of his time to becoming a writer.

His first novel, The Time Machine, was an instant success and Wells quickly produced several more science fiction novels, including The Island of Dr Moreau and The Invisible Man. His later work focused on satire and social criticism, and he produced the three-volume Outline of History. He died in 1946.

Praise For…


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 bestThe Times

The classic alien invasion tale—New Statesman

The War of the Worldsremains 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 fictionBrian Aldiss

A born storytellerJ.B. Priestly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780751574760
ISBN-10: 0751574767
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: January 21st, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English

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