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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 love the old-fashioned prose of this book. It was a delight to read. My favorite time to read it was in bed right before going to sleep; it gave me the funnest and weirdest... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Home School Mama
It's interesting from the point of view of historical science fiction. And the basic elements of the story have been preserved in 20th century movies. Read morePublished 9 days ago by David Lintner
War of the Worlds H.G. wells is an excellent fantastic novel, which is a warning to future generations. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Griffin Garcon
Nice to have a classic story as a good example of science fiction from about 100 years ago.Published 18 days ago by C. Chiu
This book did not meet my expectations because I had already read it, heard it on the radio (including the famous version by Orson Welles) seen version of it on the TV. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Professor John E.Beckman