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Martain Marauders

vendrant writes about The War of the Worlds

H G Wells


Book: The War of the Worlds.
Author: H G Wells

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

The Martians are coming and it's time to run. This classic is well worth the read, although the setting is dated and it seems very unlikely we will be invaded by martians any time soon, if you can get past this lies the story of one man's struggle to survive invasion. The latest film saw a return to this form as the very personal journey of one man trying to survive against this impossible foe is something that turns out to be a heartfull experience.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

sometime in school, doing my a levels, about 16, I think

Recollection and revelations

It came free with a newspaper and seen as it was famous sci fi I decided one day that I would read it.

Unfortunately I knew the end allready, but it still impressed me with it's story telling.

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