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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 realized I had never read this classic. I was not disappointed. It does not come across as "aged" very much - which is usually a problem with going way back to these... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edgar
What an imagination. I love reading old science fiction. Put in the context of the time it was written, it is a wonderful tale. Much, much better than the Tom Cruise movie.Published 1 month ago by Ray H. Bartlett III
Martians are landing in England and this is one unnamed man's account of what happened before, during and after. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jenny Rose
For me, H. G. Wells is the greatest author of science fiction, period. The only other Sc-fi author who really comes up to scratch, consistently for me, and who is comparable in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles Kos PhD
Classic. Simple and quick read. Must read for any sci-fi nut.Published 1 month ago by Nicole Novielli