War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

A Modern
Version of the Classic Novel

by H.G. Wells

None of us realized in the early years of the twenty-first century that our world had become a target….”

First published in 1898, The War of the Worlds marked the beginning of the enduring alien invasion genre, and no one did it better than H. G. Wells.

The novel’s tableaux of a world under siege by all-powerful, super-destructive, amoral aliens resonated with audiences from the early 20th century still reeling from the Industrial Revolution, through a Cold War world threatened with nuclear extinction, and is being revisited today, in America under siege.

Yet, despite the book’s stature and the power of its story, its antiquated language and outmoded science have limited its interest for modern readers.

This new adaptation remedies that, preserving the authority of Wells’ narrative while modernizing the language. This version also updates the geography of Mars, based on multiple landings there in the past fifteen years.

Fall 2005. Paperback. 200pp. $5.95

ISBN: 1-887424-90-3

ISBN13/EAN 978-1887-42490-5

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