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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.
I have been rereading the H.G. Wells books and I now remember why H.G. Wells had me mesmerized as a child, a teenager and an adult. Read morePublished 20 days ago by P.S. Winn
Given all the similar stories, I think this scenario is more realistic should we be invaded by aliens. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Joe L
For Christmas, I ordered an mp3 player (Library of Classics) that was pre-loaded with 100 works of classic literature in an audio format. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Steven M. Anthony
A old standby that has stood the test of time. Good book to read again. Highly recommend this book to the schools for reading by all students. To all my friends also.Published 1 month ago by Ken Dreger
An amazing tale of science fiction that can still captivate and intrigue a reader in the 21st century. Read morePublished 1 month ago by grandmasandi
We are in 1898 England. Yep we see something happening on the surface of Mars. Later what looks like a meteor comes to earth. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bernie