"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells

Monday 31 December 2007
by  ChrisDHDR
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Scientists have been asking the same question for over five millennia. Is there life out there or are we a lone boat in an empty black sea? When the Martians finally get fed up with the Red Planet, their only sign of attack is a series of strange flashes sending out the cylinders to challenge our birthright.

The humans, even though they notice the sending of the cylinders, don’t know what to make of it and are completely unprepared. As our adventurous hero sees these monsters destroying his home town in south-west London, he realises that the way to survival is not to flee and be crushed in the crowds but to hide and keep his calm. Just when the Invaders seem to have crushed all resistance, man’s most detested fiend comes to the rescue...

A fast-paced, science-fiction adventure that was well ahead of its time, but that gripped its readers just like it will grip you.