The War in the Air: A Dystopian War Classic!
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 25, 2009 - 240 pages
Dystopian War Classic! Germany vs. USA! Total War! This exciting tale is H. G. Wells at his modernist, visionary best. In 1907, Londoner Bert Smallways finds himself an unwitting passenger on a fleet of German airships heading over the Atlantic to attack New York. What unfolds in characteristically Wellsian fashion is a clash of early flying machines that leaves NY in shambles and unleashes the terrible age of Total War. Uncannily relevant to our own era, The War in the Air remains a cornerstone of early science fiction. Wells uses the viewpoint of an ordinary person & deals with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people - lots of gripping destruction descriptions...Total War is so destructive that civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end. Wells does a great job painting a picture from 'Scientific War to complete and utter barbarism & an end to society as we know it' Not unlike Nuclear holocaust stories. COMPLETE EDITION
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