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The war of the worlds /
H. G. Wells.
imprint
London : Gollancz, 2012.
description
xv, [1], 186, [4] p.
ISBN
9780575115354
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imprint
London : Gollancz, 2012.
isbn
9780575115354
general note
Introduction by Adam Roberts.
local note
Fisher copy: In original illustrated paper boards.
catalogue key
8534197
 
Purchase; Coutts; 2012; RB302965.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-10-07:
Wells's classic sf story has been retold frequently since its original publication in 1898. It has also been updated several times, from Orson Welles's panic-inducing 1938 radio broadcast to the 2005 film starring Tom Cruise. This adaptation maintains the original setting and time period as aliens from Mars invade 19th-century England. Townspeople gather to look on, first in wonder and then in terror as the aliens destroy or devour everyone in their path. The story follows a nameless narrator who travels across the ravaged countryside searching for his wife and trying to survive what seems to be the end of humanity. Verdict Despite the prevalence of War versions available in various formats, graphic novels seem to be a rarity. The art here captures the mood well and lends an air of excitement to the narrative, whether depicting explosive moments of warfare or the tense stillness of the narrator hiding in abandoned buildings. The story is mature but not terribly graphic. Recommended for young adult readers, particularly those who claim to hate reading.-Peter Petruski, Cumberland Cty. Lib., Carlisle, PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"Wells' scientific romances were works of art with unique relevance for our times." Arthur C. Clarke
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'The War of the Worlds' is Wells' classic science fiction tale of a Martian invasion of Earth. Having already destroyed London, it seems that no-one can stop the intellectually superior Martians from taking over the whole planet.
Main Description
Adam Roberts contributes a new introduction to this enduring classic novel""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 mans."" So begins H. G. Wells classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines--armed with heat-rays--that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.
Main Description
Adam Roberts contributes a new introduction to this enduring classic novel "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." So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machinesarmed with heat-raysthat are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.
Main Description
'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...'So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.
Main Description
'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...'So begins H. G. Wells'classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

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