The Martian War

The Martian War

A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr. H.G. Wells

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
An ingenious speculative novel is written based on the premise that H. G. Wells's classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds describes actual historical events--rather than a fictional account--that Wells himself witnessed during a fierce struggle for control of Earth. 12,500 first printing.

& Taylor

This speculative novel is based on the premise that H. G. Wells's classic science fiction novel, "The War of the Worlds," describes actual historical events that Wells himself witnessed during a fierce struggle for control of Earth.

Simon and Schuster
Classic science fiction author H. G. Wells's most memorable and compelling novel was arguably The War of the Worlds, made even more famous by the notorious Mercury Theater production starring Orson Wells that resulted in the "Night That Panicked America."

But what if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H. G. Wells's vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds not as a form of entertainment -- but as a warning to the complacent people of Earth?

International bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, writing here as Gabriel Mesta, explores that tantalizing theory in this unique, thrilling novel that expertly evokes the Victorian era. The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions, from drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon, and beyond. Discover the truth about Martian invasion not only from Wells himself, but also from the enigmatic Dr. Moreau, who documents the very first alien autopsy! Written by one of our most popular science fiction authors, and filled with both historical detail and marvelous flights of fancy, The Martian War is pure delight from start to finish.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Pocket Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743446396
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 23 cm


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Greg_library Mar 10, 2016

A variation on the War of the Worlds mythology, with H.G. Wells and his contempories both fictitious (drawn from Dr. Moreau and the Invisible Man) and real (Dr. Huxley and Percival Lowell) meeting at a symposium to discuss the possible European War, only to find the real enemy is from another planet. Written in the style of the late 19th century, some of the elements require a suspension of disbelief, even for Sci-Fi. A fast read.


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