[ Epub ] ❧ The War of the Worlds Author H.G. Wells – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The War of the Worlds With H.G Wells Other Novels, The War Of The Worlds Was One Of The First And Greatest Works Of Science Fiction Ever To Be Written Even Long Before Man Had Learned To Fly, H.G Wells Wrote This Story Of The Martian Attack On England These Unearthly Creatures Arrive In Huge Cylinders, From Which They Escape As Soon As The Metal Is Cool The First Falls Near Woking And Is Regarded As A Curiosity Rather Than A Danger Until The Martians Climb Out Of It And Kill Many Of The Gaping Crowd With A Heat Ray These Unearthly Creatures Have Heads Four Feet In Diameter And Colossal Round Bodies, And By Manipulating Two Terrifying Machines The Handling Machine And The Fighting Machine They Are As Versatile As Humans And At The Same Time Insuperable They Cause Boundless Destruction The Inhabitants Of The Earth Are Powerless Against Them, And It Looks As If The End Of The World Has Come But There Is One Factor Which The Martians, In Spite Of Their Superior Intelligence, Have Not Reckoned On It Is This Which Brings About A Miraculous Conclusion To This Famous Work Of The Imagination.


10 thoughts on “The War of the Worlds

  1. says:

    I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the recent War of the Worlds movie The reason for this has to do with the original book than Tom Cruise or Steven Speilburg s tendency to wittle everything, including alien attacks, down to simple family problems In a lot of ways, War of the Worlds 2006 was a close to dead on adaptation of the original Victorian novel Just a few words on why you should like, or if you don t like, respect War of the Worlds as a movie It avoids alien movie cliches 1 There are no characters Presidents, generals, etc who tell you what is going on on a global scale all information is through rumors 2 You do not see a major city destroyed nor any iconic landmarks 3 Instead of humanity banding together to defeat a common foe, the characters and others they interact with are left increasingly fragmented and isolated That being said, Speilburg s War of the Worlds adapts much of the plot line and themes from the original novel Instead of the 1950s version which pits a united front against the aliens Cold War adapted , the original Victorian novel has a character travel isolated Wells narrater, like Tom Cruise, finds himself on a ferry crossing, holed up with a panicked priest who conflated with the artillery man, provides us with a freaky Tim Robbins Robbins even shares a few lines with the artillery man The ending is much the same, a kind of Now what sense pervades And of course, Morga...


  2. says:

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003 The War of the Worlds goes beyond the of the time popular military invasion fiction, which took away the standard protagonist antagonist arc of single characters and popped whole countries or tribes in their place, and brings down to Earth a whole new enemy at a time when science fiction did not exist and science itself was oft thought of as fiction.In Surrey, a professor is caught up in the invasion of Martians as they sweep through London and its surrounding boroughs after witnessing several explosion on the planet Mars at the Ottershaw observatory We follow the un named professor and his brother in first person narrative, seeing through their eyes this invasion and the destruction caused The air was full of sound, a deafening and confusing conflict of noises the clangorous din of the Martians, the crash of falling houses, the thud of trees, fences, sheds flashing into flame, and the crackling and roaring of fire Dense black smoke was leaping up to mingle with the steam from the river, and as the Heat Ray went to and fro over Weybridge its impact was marked by flashes of incandescent white, that gave place at once to a smoky dance of lurid flames The first thing one needs to reference is the radio adaptation of 1938, which was narrated by Orson Well...


  3. says:

    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 and yet as mortal as his own that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water A beautiful opening to the book but I must say the Martians did a very poor job of scrutinising us human chappies and our little blue planet considering what transpires later Ah, but I must not spoil the book even though I imagine most people reading this review all three of them already know how it ends Which brings me to my next point, if you know the story of The War of The Worlds quite well already but have not actually read the book I urge you to read it, especially if you are a science fiction fan I don t think there are many books in the pantheon of sci fi as important as this one This is the book that launched the alien invasion sci fi trope and even manages to remain one of the best examples of it.H.G Wells was literally light years ahead of his tim...


  4. says:

    Paraphrasing Whitehead, I would say that the safest general characterisation of the science fiction tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to H G Wells Indeed, The War of the Worlds is probably the most influential novel of the whole science fiction genre, as well as a significant part of the horror category I remember reading this short novel as a child and being viscerally engrossed and terrified Rereading it now made me aware of a few things First I realised how this book sums up and, in a way, accomplishes some of the things H G Wells had experimented before Just to name a few the Darwinian conflict between two similar species The Time Machine , the fascination for freakish life forms The Island of Dr Moreau , the chase around working class London and its surrounding area The Invisible Man.It is possible that H G Wells s remarkable book was perceived, at the close of the 19th century, as just a fin de si cle catastrophic story similar to, say, Mad Max or Terminator at the end of the 2...


  5. says:

    This was not anything like the Tom Cruise movie so be warned If you re expecting an action story about a divorced union container crane operator with a 10 year old daughter you ain t gonna find it here They changed like 99% of everything around As far as I could see there are only two things which are the same, one is that the Martians attack Earth in these COOL THREE LEGGED METAL 70 FOOT HIGH HEAT RAY KICK ASS DEATH MACHINES and two is that they die in the same way which I won t say here because that would be a giant spoiler but really it s a bit feeble but I guess could happen because they came from Mars which don t have bacteria I don t do biology so I don t know if a whole PLANET can not have bacteria Seems like also they couldn t have had YOGHURT as well, but HG Wells does not make this clear Nor Stephen Spielberg either Now this book version I think is not the book of the movie, I think it came first so that may explain why the movie is better, because really this book is lame Yes realistic because like the main guy is no Tom Cruise, but less action What happens is that the Martians land and like fry everyo...


  6. says:

    I hadn t read this classic 1898 science fiction novel since I was probably a teenager, and I didn t particularly care for it much back then, but I let myself get roped into a group read of it, partly because it s so short And also my literary diet needs classics And you know I m glad I did The War of the Worlds is a lot thoughtfully written than I had remembered In between deadly heat rays, huge tripod machines striding around the country killing everything in their path, and bloodthirsty Martians trying to...


  7. says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I shall read you a wire addressed to Professor Pierson from Dr Gray of the National History Museum, New York 9 15 P M eastern standard time Seismograph registered shock of almost earthquake intensity occurring within a radius of twenty miles of Princeton Please investigate Signed, Lloyd Gray, Chief of Astronomical Division Professor Pierson, could this occurrence possibly have something to do with the disturbances observed on the planet Mars Martians are coming Run for your lives Boo Hey, what has Orson Welles got that I have not got Now that I scared you let us go back to the review This is one of the best known science fiction stories of H.G Wells among with The time Machine and The Invisible Man as well as the one of the first ones In case you somehow missed it the book tells the tale of Martian invasion on Earth.These guys decided Mars became too cold, but luckily they have a really nice cozy planet practically next door our own Earth They came and proceeded to beat the crap out of humans using so called heat ray which strongly reminds laser weapons, except that laser was not invented at the time of the book publication And so the fashion showI mean total destruction of humanity began starting with British Islands I found it strange that Martian decided this place was the best landing point by pure laws of probability Russian Empire was the obvious candidate just because they had the largest territory Other than being t...


  8. says:

    Las obras de Mr Wells pertenecen, sin duda, a un tiempo y un grado de conocimiento cient fico futuro muy alejado del presente, pero no completamente fuera de los l mites de lo posible Julio Verne Ya lo he afirmado en rese as anteriores La capacidad de anticipaci n a la tecnolog a y el futuro que ten a Herbert George Wells era ampliamente superior a la de Julio Verne a punto tal que el visionario franc s lo admit a sin reparos Pero adem s de esta caracter stica tan marcada en sus novelas, Wells nos alertaba sobre los posibles peligros que involucraba a la tecnolog a en poder de los hombres, sobre los riesgos de los avances cient ficos y los alcances de la ciencia sobre el planeta.Sumado a esto, es importante reconocer tambi n que Wells profundizaba en el costado psicol gico del ser humano ante tantos cambios inesperados y en c mo el hombre tiene que lidiar con estos.En tan s lo cuatro a os, Wells hab a escrito cuatro novelas inolvidables La guerra de los mundos , El hombre invisible , La m quina del tiempo y La isla del Dr Moreau , lo que demuestra su poder o narrativo que perdura a n hasta nuestros d as La Guerra de los Mundos ...


  9. says:

    One of my favorite movies growing up was the old War of the Worlds movie the 50 s film, not the itty bitty Tommy remake I had to watch it each and every time it played on television The same running dialogue would go on inside my head Cowardly dudes, don t wave that white flag, they re Martians, they re probably color blind or something Oops, too late, you re toast Or Maybe the A bomb will work this time Nope, you re toast I also liked to imitate the heat ray sound when I re enacted the movie later Dododododoodododoodleydo It was a combination of a yodel and the sound the cat would make when its tail would get caught under the rocking chair Dododododoodododoodleydo Barbie s dream house is toast Dododododoodododoodleydo You can t use the Barbie car to escape, Ken, you sexless loser imitation explody sound as the Barbie car and Ken go up in a ball of flame Dododododoodododoodleydo GI Joe, Batman, a Rock em, Sock em robot, and a one armed cowboy hurl a huge pillow from the sofa at the Martians, thus ending the invasion Get your asses back to Mars, bitches.For Wells, this was a pioneering book, its tropes were to be dug up and used over and over again Wells does here as Wells...


  10. says:

    . ..