The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells, Brian W. Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Andy Sawyer

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The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells, Brian W. Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Andy Sawyer

The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London.

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Excellent

ProGripping Plot, Classic Story

ConsSome dated writing

This review is about the book; I haven't seen the new Steven Spielberg film version. I understand the location has changed and some characters have been added. So, be warned, this might contain a spoiler or it might not. I honestly have no idea! H. G. Wells was not in a good mood when he wrote...

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“A brave new world......”

published 04/04/2004

ProClassic,style,content

Consnone

War of the worlds........ H.G Wells created this fantastic work of genius that was responsible for the only recorded full scale alien invasion panic ever recorded, such was it's unparalleled story line and it's conversion to radio play format. Many of you will have heard or be more familiar with...

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Excellent

“The Granddaddy of the Daleks”

published 24/06/2009

ProBeautifully written, exciting plot twists, a remar...

ConsThe plot may be too slow for some, the history is ...

For those who are only aware of Jeff Wayne or Steven Spielberg, this slim but eerie volume of late Victorian prose may come as a surprise. Just over 200 pages long (and originally serialised in "Pearons Magazine" in 1897), 1898's "The War of the Worlds" by HG Wells is effectively the great...

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Satisfactory

ProIts quite short.

ConsNot short enough.

Overview War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written ithe late 19th century. Generally regarded as a classic, it is noticable as being a very early and pioneering work of SF and one of the first ever depictions of an alien invasion of Earth. General Opinion I didn't like War of the...

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Super

“War of the Worlds”

published 02/09/2004

ProAn absorbing read.

ConsYou won't be able to put it down.

War of the Worlds, written by H G Wells in 1898, was a post Apocalyptic tale of a Martian invasion. Now more than a hundred years old, this masterpiece about the possible extinction of the human race, deals with a theme that humans have been wondering for many years. Is there life on other...

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Excellent

Profantastic story!

Consnothing to speak of

No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own… So begins H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. I first read this 1898 sci-fi novel before Steven Spielberg's...

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Excellent

“War of the Worlds”

published 05/04/2001

ProFantastic reading

ConsThere are none

This is generally one of the best Sci-fi books, forget the Star Trek books, this is Wells at his best, I bought this book after hearing the musical version and i can safely say that i have never regretted buying this book, I cannot stop reading it, I will read it, read another book and then start...

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Excellent

“The War of the Worlds”

published 27/02/2001

ProMust be the greatest Sci-Fi novel, amazingly good.

ConsNone

H.G. Wells is reckoned by Arthur C. Clarke as the greatest of all authors in the genre (apart from being an acclaimed writer of other works) and I've been wanting to read this most famous of the genre's books for many years to see if the acclaim is justified. It is. Wells writes with a fierce...

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The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London.

Product Details

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Title: The War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells, Brian W. Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Andy Sawyer

Type: Fiction

ISBN: 0141441038, 0141024186; 0141441038

Genre: Science fiction

Edition: Paperback

EAN: 9780141441030

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