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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.
The book doesn't really need another review (especially not one written by me), and there is nothing worse about the Kindle edition when compared to the original.Published 6 months ago by radeklew
The story is very familiar and over a century later it is still quite engaging. I particularly liked how it serves as a time capsule. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dave B
Great classic book; awesome for it to be free. Reccomended read for all!!! The Kindle version is very user friendly and a pleasure to readPublished 15 months ago by Cole
This is one of my all-time favourite books. I've read and re-read it many times, and it never fails to delight me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matt Holmes
We've probably all see the movie or at least know the gist of the story, but it was a pleasure to finally read the original book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Deb
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.