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The Martian War Paperback – September 25, 2012
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“A fun adventure novel with a lot of thought put into it.” – Geek News Network
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He has written numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels in the Dune universe with Brian Herbert, as well as Star Wars and X-Files novels. In his original work, he is best known for his Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita trilogy, the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series, and Clockwork Angels: The Novel with Neil Peart. Find out more about Kevin J. Anderson at wordfire.com.
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Anderson's reimaging of the War of the Worlds story, gives readers a look at what might (or should) have happened in Wells' life to inspire his science fiction tales. My favorite parts were following along in Dr. Moreau's journal and learning more about his captured Martian. Not only does Anderson's writing style read similar to classic Wells, but the out-of-this-world adventure feels like classic science fiction. It's exciting, fun, and irresistible. As a fan of H.G. Wells and Anderson, this was a win.
This review was originally posted at SciFiChick.
From the back cover: The Hidden Invasion
Millions thrilled to H. G. Well' brilliant account of the Martian invasion. But what if that account proved not to be fiction? What if he sought to warn us of impending doom?
In the wake of the first Martian assault, H. G. Wells has united with scientists T. H. Huxley and Dr. Moreau, astronomer Percival Lowell, and Hawley Griffin-the Invisible Man. They seek a weapon that will stem the tide of the invasion, though their path may take them from the streets of London to the treacherous sands of the Sahara, and then to the Moon itself!
The true account of the war of the worlds...
If you like history then this book is for you. If you like science fiction then this book is for you. If you like the fairly new genre, alternate history then this book is for you. "The Martian War" is a rip-rousing adventure yarn that will grab your attention and keep you flipping pages as fast as you can read them. Kevin J. Anderson has taken historical events, historical people and woven them together with fictional characters and H. G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds. This time H. G. Wells is the primary character. Mr. Anderson did such a great job with his research on life in 1893 that, after a while, history and fiction begin to blur and the action is so real that you begin to believe that the events of the story actually happened. That is how good a story-teller Mr. Anderson really is. If you enjoyed the original "War Of The Worlds" then I am sure you will enjoy this book as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book just not what I thought it would be. Anderson did a great job of laying out the background of how Wells came up with his book idea.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
You know the history but despite this you feel yourself drawn in to a truly ripping yarnPublished 3 months ago by James Ryan
This was a fun read. Definitely in the style of H.G. Wells. I enjoyed seeing various characters from other stories pulled into this book. Fun and enjoyable!Published 3 months ago by Garden Gal
Anderson does an excellent job of providing the flavor of Wells' original novel, while deftly incorporating a personal story and a couple of other characters from the same literary... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John J. Brophy
A nice homage to H G Wells and not just because he is one of the main characters. A rip snorting tale of adventure, taking the reader to the Moon and Mars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kay Smillie
The story drags along with very little action. I gave up two thirds of the way through out of sheer boredom. H.G. Welles he's not.Published 7 months ago by Sam Kinghorn
Lost it after reading a few pages... no idea where it is. Dang!Published 15 months ago by R. Mark Anderson
excellent read. this book is good example of why I'm huge fan of mister Anderson. hope he keeps it going.Published 22 months ago by Gregg varner