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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

The classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion is now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None.

One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it’s discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance.

The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London – and the world – begins.

Now with a new introduction by Stephen Baxter.

‘A true classic’
GUARDIAN

‘Immortal science fiction’
TELEGRAPH
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 14th November 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751574753

Reviews

The War of the Worlds remains the barometer by which all extra-terrestrial invasions are measured
Irish Times
A born storyteller
J.B. Priestly
The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best
The Times
A true classic that has pointed the way not just for science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might think of ourselves
Guardian
The classic alien invasion tale
New Statesman
Wells occupies an honoured place in science fiction
Kingsley Amis
Wells is the Shakespeare of science fiction
Brian Aldiss
Immortal science fiction
Telegraph