The War of the Worlds

(Everyman's Library (Paper))

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H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds is a timeless science fiction classic that is still frightening over a century after its original publication. Well's exploration of possible extraterrestrial intelligent life has served as the prototype for countless ...Continua
Wrote 5/8/14
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
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

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.

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
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

Wrote Aug 20, 2018, 19:08
Abbiamo imparato che non possiamo considerare il nostro pianeta come una fortezza inespugnabile; non potremo mai prevedere quali benefici o danni invisibili potrebbero arrivare all'improvviso dallo spazio. Può anche darsi che nella vastità dell'unive...Continua
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