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The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies [Paperback]

H.G. Wells , Eric Brown

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Book Description

Dec 14 2010

Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so indiscriminate and so universal.

Panic descends upon planet Earth once more as H. G. Wells’s terrify- ing cosmic invaders blaze a path of fiery destruction across Victorian England, leaving thousands of undead in their wake. Our adventurous narrator must survive the apocalyptic alien threat while fighting off rag- ing, bloodthirsty zombies. Who will triumph when man, Martian, and flesh-eating monster meet? Packed with fearsome supernatural creatures at every turn, Wells’s original masterpiece is scarier, gorier, and more suspenseful than ever!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (Dec 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451609752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451609752
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,004,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Like the undead, Eric S. Brown is an unstoppable force in the genre. His fiction consistently delivers jolts to the heart and mind." - David Dunwoody, author of Empire and Dark Entities

About the Author

H .G. Wells is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. He was the author of numerous classics such as The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The War of the Worlds, and many more. 

Eric S. Brown is the author of World War of the Dead, Season of Rot, and Barren Earth. Some of his past works include Cobble, Madmen’s Dreams, and Unabridged Unabashed and Undead: The Best of Eric S. Brown, among others. His short fiction has been published hundreds of times and he was featured as an expert on the walking dead in the book, Zombie CSU. Eric lives in NC with his loving wife, Shanna, and his son, Merrick.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done! March 11 2011
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It's difficult to tell where H.G. Wells ends and Eric S. Brown begins in this book, seamless writing and the addition of Eric's wonderful style make this book a fantastic read! I highly reccomend it to any fan of either genre!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it Nov. 2 2011
By Nathaniel D. - Published on
I love sci-fi, and enjoy things with zombies on occasion. This was a really good read, and I am glad that you seen a lot of the writing of H.G. Wells stay intact with the interaction of the zombies. If your a fan of War of the Worlds either in movies or the original, this is a must read. More because it adds another suspenseful turn to an already suspenseful book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Martians beget zombies in this retelling of H.G. Wells' classic novel. Aug. 3 2011
By Jill Bemis - Published on
Invaders from the Red Planet come to earth, causing zombies to swarm the planet, thus threatening all of mankind instead of just Great Britain.

The possibility of life on other planets has been written about in many genres, especially science fiction. Author Eric S. Brown's fascination with zombies has led him to modify H.G. Wells classic, "War of the Worlds". While the Mars invaders in that original novel were limited to Great Britain, here zombies are created worldwide, as particles falling off the Martian spaceships spread throughout earth's atmosphere.

Brown's version can be liken to his purchase of a frosted cake from a bakery to which he added a few sprinkles for decoration whereupon he takes credit for creating the entire confection. To say that the addition of zombies to this timeless tale is superficial is an understatement.

Unlike Well's original, this version needs additional editing. There are some sentences with either a misspelled or missing word. For example on page 87, "It was my unfortunate luck that a dead man already killed the ditch home." There are also a few minor formatting issues, although they do not affect the flow of the story.

Readers interested in other War of the Worlds adaptations can read George H. Smith's, "The Second War of the Worlds"; Was and Manly Wade Wellman's "Sherlock Holmes' War of the Worlds"; J.M. Dillard's "War of the World's: The Resurrection"; Max Allan Collin's "War of the Worlds Murder"; Tony Wright's "War of the Worlds: Aftermath"; Douglas Niles' "War of the Worlds: New Millennium"; Gabriel Mesta's "The Martian Wars"; or, "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatch" edited by Kevin J. Anderson.

Readers interested in other zombie tales can read any one of Eric E. Brown's numerous books on zombies or "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gory Goodness Nov. 17 2013
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The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies adds a beautiful gory twist to an original classic. Eric S. Brown….. Yes he rocks!
5.0 out of 5 stars Avid Fan July 15 2011
By ConnieB - Published on
The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies is truly horrifying. From the Martians with their Heat-Ray, the artillerymen, the common people and the undead, there is no lack of suspense. I, for one, will never again take for granted that my planet, Earth, is safe from the unknown. After reading this book, I have lots to think about. That is what I like in a book.

Eric Brown has, yet again, written a remarkably entertaining book. He is truly a talented author of the unknown, undead, and unthinkable!

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