July 5, 2011
July 5, 2011
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern
But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and wonderful first contact between two alien worlds turns instead into disaster. The annihilative weapons of the Martians leave no doubt whatsoever about the nature of the alien contact -an outright invasion of Earth.
In the midst of the chaos and devastation, one man makes a desperate attempt to save himself and make his way back to his family. Follow his account of the incredible events he encounters in Campfire's vivid adaptation of H G Wells's
masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.
The book was written in two parts: "The Coming of the Martians", which details the Martians' landing and conquering; and "The Earth Under the Martians", which is a post-apocalyptic account of the Martians' reign and their subsequent vanquishing by microbes which they are unprepared for. Mars, and the possibility of life on it, had apparently intrigued Wells for some time. In an interesting aside, as Bernard Bergonzi notes in his "Early H. G. Wells", the author also had some fun writing scenes in which the aliens destroyed characters modeled on his neighbors. Adapted by Orson Welles and Howard Koch for the notorious 1938 Halloween radio broadcast, this story sent hundreds of frenzied families onto the highways in an attempt to escape the alien threat.
- Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Literary, Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Classics, Politics, Action + Thrillers, Human Qualities + Behavior, War + Military, Conflicts + Dualities, Society + Social Issues, Settings, General, Religion + Beliefs
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: H. G. Wells
- Illustrator: Bhupendra Ahluwalia
- Online Item #: 13384386
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-9204
- ISBN: 9789380028606
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported