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War of the Worlds Mars' Invasion of Earth Inciting Panic and Inspiring Terror fromHG Wells to Orson Welles and Beyond review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Winner of the 2001 Book of the Year Award by Foreword Magazine for Pop Culture Cts of this classic story and historic moment in American broadcast media wrapped into one finely researched package is fantastic Today's Librarian With all of this information gathered into a neat package young adults have an opportunity to read listen and learn about one of the most important events of radio history and a science fiction classic Library Journal. listened to the audio of the 1938 Radio Play that accompanied this book For me it was an eventful way to spend an hour I would recommend it to others to spend an hour of their time to listen to the radio play I think it entertains better and faster than the book

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A later version of War of the Worlds The book includes the story behind the Panic Broadcast the radio play script biographical information on HG and Orson and the complete text of HG Wells's classic The War of the Worlds in addition the book features lavish black and white and color photographs and illustrations Two words absolutely priceless To have all the aspe. The portion of the book that was about HG Wells' The War of the Worlds and Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds radio broadcast was good a nice ie not too in depth but informative analysis of each one's success The War of the WorldsFor me the story was uneven sometimes it would drag on and sometimes it would get really exciting Overall I'd give it 25 3 stars I could imagine how it would spook people reading it when it originally came outI even got a little creeped out at times My favorite parts Warning uotes may be spoilery Book 2 chapter 7 The Man on Putney Hill the narrator comes across a man who has a very interesting theory of the future scenario and a plan for survival And as I looked at this wide expanse of houses and factories and churches silent and abandoned; as I thought of the multitudinous hopes and efforts the innumerable hosts of lives that had gone to build this human reef and of the swift and ruthless destruction that had hung over it all; when I realised that the shadow had been rolled back and that men might still live in the streets and this dear vast dead city of mine be once alive and powerful I felt a wave of emotion that was near akin to tearsThe torment was over Even that day the healing would begin The survivors of the people scattered over the country leaderless lawless foodless like sheep without a shepherd the thousands who had fled by sea would begin to return; the pulse of life growing stronger and stronger would beat again in the empty streets and pour across the vacant suares Whatever destruction was done the hand of the destroyer was stayed All the gaunt wrecks the blackened skeletons of houses that stared so dismally at the sunlit grass of the hill would presently be echoing with the hammers of the restorers and ringing with the tapping of their trowels Book 2 chapter 8 Dead London pp 185 186 A uestion of graver and universal interest is the possibility of another attack from the Martians At any rate whether we expect another invasion or not our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man for many years yet there will certainly be no relaxation of the eager scrutiny of the Martian disk and those fiery darts of the sky the shooting stars will bring with them as they fall an unavoidable apprehension to all the sons of men Spooky Book 2 chapter 10 p 190 The broadening of men's views that has resulted can scarcely be exaggerated Now we see further If the Martians can reach Venus there is no reason to suppose that the thing is impossible for men and when the slow cooling of the sun makes the earth uninhabitable as at last it must do it may be that the thread of life that has begun here will have streamed out and caught our sister planet within its toils Book 2 chapter 10 p 190

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War of the Worlds Mars' Invasion of Earth Inciting Panic and Inspiring Terror fromHG Wells to Orson Welles and BeyondWinner of the 2001 Book of the Year Award by Foreword Magazine for Pop Culture The War of the Worlds has been revised and updated for this new paperback edition The audio CD includes the complete 1938 Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast along with Orson Welles's press conference from the next day a rare interview between Orson Welles and HG Wells and clips from. No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs serene in their assurance of their empire over matter It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the samePROs Classic sci fi story In many senses created and popularized the sci fi genre Vivid descriptions of Martians and the destruction they wrought Loved the scientific analysis of the Martians Real sense of dread instilled in a few momentsCONs Extremely implausible story today Very boring when the book switches to the point of view of the writer's brother Not much character development Too little focus on the actual aliens for my taste Anticlimactic ending Unnecessary and oddly placed superstitionYet so vain is man and so blinded by his vanity that no writer up to the very end of the nineteenth century expressed any idea that intelligent life might have developed there far or indeed at all beyond its earthly level Nor was it generally understood that since Mars is older than our earth with scarcely a uarter of the superficial area and remoter from the sun it necessarily follows that it is not only distant from time's beginning but nearer its endHG Wells's 'The War of the Worlds' is in my estimation one of the few 'classics' that stands up to the title It is certainly not the best sci fi book ever written in my opinion not even close to the best but it's still a highly enjoyable readThe book follows an anonymous well educated writer recalling a recent almost extinctive an alien invasion from Mars Remember this was written in the 1800s so intelligent beings on Mars was not nearly as implausible as it would be today The descriptions and images portrayed are real and detailed enough to make you feel like this event actually occurred and at points particularly in the beginning the book is uite suspenseful This feeling is never so strong as it is in the beginning where it is said that the Martians have been unsympathetically observing us and unfortunately the book never again reaches this point of wonder and suspenseI found the descriptions and scientific analysis of the Martians to be by far the best parts of the book particularly in two places The beginning of the book where the Martian environment is described and how this environment shaped their evolution is the first of these great moments The second great moment is where the writer is in an advantageous spot where he is able to stealthily observe and analyze the Martian anatomy and physiologyFor me the book suffers immensely when it turns from a sci fi book into a thriller In my opinion the descriptions of the fleeing citizens and wreckage of cities was uite boring particularly when the point of emphasis switches from the original writer to his brother and regrettably these descriptions probably took up over half of the book It seems like the destruction of England itself was of a focus than the actual alien invasion The ending also left me very wanting and somewhat disappointedOverall the excitement of the best moments are enough to overcome the dullness of the worst leaving the book to be an enjoyable oneFor that moment I touched an emotion beyond the common range of men yet one that the poor brutes we dominate know only too well I felt as a rabbit might feel returning to his burrow and suddenly confronted by the work of a dozen busy navvies digging the foundations of a house I felt the first inkling of a thing that presently grew uite clear in my mind that oppressed me for many days a sense of dethronement a persuasion that I was no longer a master but an animal among the animals under the Martian heel With us it would be as with them to lurk and watch to run and hide; the fear and empire of man had passed away