The War of the Worlds

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"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..." So begins The War of the Worlds, the science fiction cla ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/05/14
Wells actually nailed it anticipating an army of science fiction writers. He was the first. I like his scientific approach to the matter. In some points the novel runs a bit slow but considering the time of writing it was really a job ages in advance...Continua
Simone Nardocci
Ha scritto il 23/10/13
Maybe nowdays this novel is a bit old-fashioned, we know that there is no life on Mars, but it remains one of the pillar of sf, and nobody will forget the joke made by Orson Welles basing this book. Moreover the plot is thrilling and the description...Continua
Sandro Soresini
Ha scritto il 14/08/13

No US movies (Spielberg's masterpiece especially) and Orson Welles, go to the original text: I discovered quite a British book, with a 19th century Imperial main character vs. heat rays and black powder poison.

Alessandro Rocco
Ha scritto il 14/08/13
Da Welles una lezione sul potere dei media
Il libro riporta su carta il famoso programma radiofonico di Welle che nel 1939 raccontò l'arrivo di minacciosi marziani nel New Jersey e che terrorizzò milioni di persone. A integrare il testo c'è una prefazione di Fernanda Pivano e un interessante...Continua
Hosanna Nagasaka
Ha scritto il 30/06/12
Not as harmless as it first seems (3.5/5)
I remember avidly reading this book as a child, being held in suspense until the end. Rereading Wells' novel now, it's enough to discern that the author's intent did not lie in the book being taken in so lightly. There is a clear agenda that Wells me...Continua

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