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Inhaltsangabe: When four Martian spaceships land in England, masses of people flee the cities, hoping to escape from the hostile alien creatures sweeping across the countryside. Armed with devastating weapons of death and destruction, the invaders are destroying all buildings and life in their path.
Who are these beings? What do they want? How can Earthlings combat the monsters from outer space and penetrate their powerful defenses? Find out in this specially abridged, easy-to-read edition of one of the great science-fiction stories of all time.
The War of the Worlds has thrilled countless readers since it was first published in 1891. (The story even caused widespread panic among a radio audience listening to a dramatization of the tale in 1938.) Enhanced with nine original illustrations by John Green, this gripping tale by a master storyteller will thrill new generations with its exciting accounts of interplanetary travel and cosmic warfare.
Rezension: This is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories, first published by H.G. Wells in 1898. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers that "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..."
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
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