Action! Classics: The War of the Worlds

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Gold Rush Entertainment, 2003 - Fiction - 112 pages
The Action! Classics: War of the Worlds book, by authors H.G. Wells and Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed., is based on the original science-fiction classic novel by H.G. Wells. The book includes both the complete text of the original novel by H.G. Wells, as well as a sourcebook containing information about the people, places and equipment found in the novel. The book also features an introduction written by science-fiction author James L. Cambias and a full-color cover illustration by artist Tom Kidd. The source book section includes Action! System stats for the major characters, the Martians, the weapons and yes, even the Martian war machines, allowing you to incorporate The War of the Worlds into your adventure roleplaying game using the Action! System. The book also includes a basic set of miniatures rules. The miniatures rules will allow you to reenact fearsome battles between the Martian war machines and the British army and navy! are compatible with Monster Island: The Game of Giant Monster Combat, an Action! Packed game from Firefly Games.

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About the author (2003)

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

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