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Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror his narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much a corralled. --Craig E. Engler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My childhood favorite of old books.
Truly magnificent science fiction that's the grandfather of all apocalyptic visions.
This is one of the classics by H.G. Wells. Intriguing story; however, tends to drag in parts. Reader must allow for the fact that Wells was writing without the benefit of current... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John chamberlin
Greatly enjoyed this old classic!
Had trouble following all the London landmarks, so it took considerable concentration to visualize the movements of the Martians and the... Read more
Maybe one of the books that could be credited with starting the sci-fi genre. This is a must read for any sci-fi geeks out there. Very well written.Published 15 months ago by Bootsy Bass
Excellent book. I always liked all versions of WotW. Especially a musical version I found in a flea market. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kevin P. Carey
One of the best science fiction books I have ever read! Read it first as a teenager and still entertains as a senior! Excellent writing!Published 19 months ago by beneybaby
While one can draw a modest degree of symbolism regarding the evolution of mankind into that portrayed by the Martians, a right-brained, non-emotional creature who relies on... Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2011 by Ronald W. Maron
I am an H.G. Wells fan, and was very pleased with this book.
It was in excellent condition. Thanks.