The War of the Worlds

Front Cover
Independently Published, Mar 21, 2019 - 139 pages
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written by English author H. G. Wells, in 1898. It is the stories of a conflict among humanity and an extraterrestrial (ET) race. The novel narrates the 'war' of both an anonymous hero in Surrey and of his more youthful sibling in London as southern England is attacked by Martians. The story is a standout amongst the most remarked on works in science fiction.In 2005 Steve Speilberg made a film based on the novel with the title 'War of the Worlds'. The film was released in the United States on June 29 and in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2005. It received a lot of positive reviews from critics and was a box office success which earned three Academy Awards nomination for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2019)

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.

Bibliographic information