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The War of the Worlds: Aftermath [Kindle Edition]

Tony Wright
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In the opening years of the 20th Century mankind faced its greatest war; The War of The Worlds. Now, a few months on, the Martian invaders are dead, slain by the earthly bacteria against which they had no defence.

Then, as England begins to rebuild, terrorist outrages begin to rock society. A new adventure begins, as a daring plan is put into place to discover the source of these disruptions. For one survivor of The War of The Worlds, the horror is just beginning.


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  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (December 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G8P03O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the genre. January 13, 2009
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
If your a fan of H.G. Wells' 'War of The Worlds', it's incarnations, or just enjoy a visually immersive sci-fi read, then pick up on this gem! An imaginative tour de force of
aliens, underwater battles, technology and historic footnotes.
Faithful in it's meter and style to the original, it's unique and visionary prose sets a refreshing new standard!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WILL THEY RETURN? May 15, 2012
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When I first saw the title, I thought this book was about humanity survived the first attack, then used the Martians machine against neighboring countries. Instead, the book went into a totally different direction. As I did with the original WOTW years ago, when I read the paperback, I couldn't put this one down. This book went where I never thought of going and started asking questions that never occurred to be asked. How foolish of the humans in this novel to think they actually won. They did not look outside the box. They underestimated their enemy and almost paid for it - again. Mr. Wright was quite faithful to Mr. Wells' book. It read as if Mr. Wells himself wrote it. It would be interesting to read Mr. Wright's next novel, THE WAR OF THE WORLD: REMEMBRANCE. How far will he go, rewriting England's history? Will World War I turn out differently as we learned it in school? What impact will the Martians have, if and when, they return? Will Mr. Wright become another Harry Turtledove? It will be further interesting if Mr. Wright rewrites World War II. How would England use the Martians technology in defeating Hitler and Germany? Going one step further, will England become the ultimate world empire, looking for world domination? Only time, and Mr. Wright, knows for sure, for he went where no movie sequel ever did. With only the late 1980s series coming the closest.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The War After the War of the Worlds November 5, 2012
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This is written as a sequel to H.G. Wells' classic story of Martian invasion and has the same first person protagonist. The narrative of this book states that Wells wrote the original War of the Worlds, but that the protagonist himself (who here is called John Smith) penned this sequel. It's a clever way to explain the stylistic differences.
In this story, we are told that the Martians, which we thought all succumbed to earthly bacteria in the original novel, did not. Some survived, and they are still trying to conquer Earth.
The story includes characters, settings, and story elements from Wells' novel The War of the Worlds and his short story The Crystal Egg, both originally published in 1897. It also presents minor characters from fact and fiction including Winston Churchill, Sherlock Holmes, and H.G. Wells. The prose, for the most part, is reminiscent of Wells' original and of other books from that time.
Having recently reread some of Wells' work, the differences between this and the original stood out to me. The Martians present the most obvious one. In Wells' original story, they are technologically impressive, but physically unsuited for Earth's stronger gravity. Their machines do all the fighting because they cannot. In this sequel, they are strong and quick, and they engage in hand-to-hand combat with humans. They are more like modern movie aliens than the inscrutable and very, well, alien creatures Wells portrayed.
The main character also varies. In the original, he is educated, thoughtful, well off, and largely a victim and beneficiary of circumstance. In this book, he seems less thoughtful, more aggressive, and his jingoism is more pronounced. In the original book, I found the character likeable, in this one, not so much.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As though Tony Wright picked up where H. G. left off January 20, 2011
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This is a rousing read so well crafted and written, you'll think H. G. Wells himself had picked up where he left off.

In fact, Tony Wright has written a completely new sequel that, in my opinion, is destined to become the standard to which all H. G. Well's sequels should be compared.

Never slow, yet well-paced and highly readable, it becomes a real page-turner. I found myself saying out loud, "Now how are they going to get out of THAT scrape?" over and over. The plot carries on with twists and turns and you won't be able to put it down. It's a war book, and war is bloody and horrifying, yet none is gratuitous and all is crucial to the plot.

This edition also contains a completely new, poignant short story that I've heard the author read himself.

Excellent book and I'm not a huge fiction reader either. It's refreshing for an operator's-manual-reader like me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it :-) February 7, 2013
By eolian
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If your a fan of war of the worlds as i am who enjoys reading,movies or even the 1978 musical about the invaders from mars then give this book a try. I enjoyed it very much. Oh i loved the nod to the film Quatermass and the pit, aka 5 million years to earth. Hobbs Lane. Hahah that was a gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biased WOTW nut review. January 16, 2013
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Ok I'll admit that I like almost every version of the original story, even the slow moving English movie no one seems to like. I have always hoped the story would continue in the classic Wells style, and Mr Wright has delivered big time. The beginning was just great, taking over right where they original ended. Some of the e-books I've read, mostly zombie tales, the character development is wonderful, drawing you into the story, then the action starts and it turns into a bad sci-fi channel movie. That didn't happen here, in fact the underwater parts of the story fascinated me, I wish there was an illustrated version of this book also.
Thank you Tony Wright for this wonderful piece of writing, will this story continue...?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Ripping Yarn!
Tony Wright has written a great, fast-paced book, with tons of action and engaging characters.He effortlessly takes the reader back to the golden age of science fiction, and leaves... Read more
Published 4 months ago by C. W. Lovatt
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read!
Loved the original story, this take on the aftermath was delightful, i had no idea there were adaptations and and so glad to have found this one. Sit back and enjoy!
Published 10 months ago by William Derbyshire
3.0 out of 5 stars a intersting follow up
A interesting follow of the oridginal novel .All in all a reasonable read and good value .He left the possible of a follow up of ths novel and it will be interesting to see if he... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bill Starke
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and clever
This was an entertaining read that did a great job of matching the tone and images of the original while creating something fresh. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sara O
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting "sequel" to the original best seller
A well-done sequel in a world where the sequel's seem to falter or impress much less than the original from which they sprang.
Published 16 months ago by Joseph N. Rotello Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I found it great that it followed on after the cd's and a good take on what could have happened in the aftermath
Published 16 months ago by Eve
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating read!!!
Great book! Keeps one's interest from cover to cover. Couldn't put it down! Better that the first! Recommended for all ages.
Published 16 months ago by David Osborn
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
This was a very imaginative story and it was pretty well written! While Wright brought in some storyline features which I though detracted fro the overall concept, this was a well... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Hanney
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Evaluation
Thought it was a great book which depicted how the orignal War of the Worlds story continued and left the
door open for future stories!
Published 16 months ago by HA
5.0 out of 5 stars They should make a movie of this
This was really great, instead of remaking movies, they ought to make this one into a movie. I really enjoyed it. Almost scary.
Published 16 months ago by Dry_gulch
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