Edison's Conquest of Mars
Garrett P. Serviss's early science fiction novel, Edison's Conquest of Mars, was first published in 1898. It concerns Edison's attempts to stave off a Martian attack on Earth -- with his own invasion of Mars! A Wildside Science Fiction Classic.
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Review: Edison's Conquest of Mars: The Original 1898 Sequel to The War of the WorldsUser Review - Goodreads
A fan-fic sequel to HG Wells' War of the Worlds and not as good as the original. Following the failure of the Martian invasion in War of the Worlds, American scientist Thomas Edison devises a ... Read full review
Review: Edison's Conquest of Mars: The Original 1898 Sequel to The War of the WorldsUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
Here's a real oddity: a knock-off of HG Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS, published in America in 1898, featuring Thomas Edison as the main character (with his permission, no less). Some basic sf tropes and themes are introduced in the book, but it really hasn't aged well. Read full review