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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.
Everyone knows the story, but how many have actually read it?
I'm working my way through a list of the top 20 science fiction books of all time, and this book is on it,... Read more
It seems awkward to write a frank review of a book by a deceased author, but that is what I shall attempt to do. Read morePublished 22 days ago by super antpod
This is a science fiction classic. What can I add? It's tense, scary, and tightly written, a powerful story of one man struggling to survive and return to his home through a world... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kristin Landon
This book was a phenomenon when it first came out. I've read that radio broadcasts about the book created a panic, because people thought it was really happening! Read morePublished 24 days ago by Lynda Mozelewski
A Thoughtful look at human nature and a must read if you aren't a prepped for future events.
Humans can act stupidly but also can be noble and the choice is up to the... Read more
I had to read this for a summer assignment. I do not believe it was a great book, but that is because I do not like reading sci-fi books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JEC
Great story lines. Visuals well represented. Wells keeps multiple plots going. Too many instances where he's describing everyone's travel paths, seems like page filler. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RM
H. G. Wells takes a fascinating genre and makes it dull. This book was dry and tedious. It was like a textbook or encyclopedia entry on an alien invasion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Parker