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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. Les mer

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H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells's socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind's treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in military technology and the continuation of the human species.

This edition's appendices include other related writings by Wells; selected correspondence; contemporary reviews; excerpts from works that influenced the novel and from contemporary invasion narratives; and photographs of examples of Victorian military technology.

Medlemsvurdering:
War of the Worlds is a timeless science fiction story. Martians invade earth after their own planet has become uninhabitable. Little did they know that humans would do everything to protect themselves. This book is exciting until the very end. It's fantastic mixture of horror and suspense will keep you at the edge of your seat until the last page. H.G Wells wrote the book, and it has inspired countless authors after that.
The book is easily read. It can get a little technical at times, but that doesn't stand in the way of the thrilling storyline. It truly is THE masterpiece of the genre.
I reccommend H.G Wells' War of the Worlds to anyone.

Morten Solberg

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Detaljer

Forlag
Broadview Press Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
268
ISBN
9781551113531
Utgivelsesår
2003
Format
23 x 15 cm
Serie
Broadview Editions

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basto – 30.06.2009

– På slutten av 1800-tallet blir byen London rammet av en serie kometer som treffer ulike steder i byen. Eller man trodde det var kometer. Men så viser det seg at kometene egentlig viser seg å være romskip, og ombord befinner det seg farlige romvesener som ønsker å erobre jorda. Hele historien om marsboernes første angrep på jorda blir detaljert fortalt og beskrevet av en øyevitne og overlevde til den første klodekrigen. "The War of the Worlds" er en god og interessant science fiction-roman som regnes som en av de største klassikerne innenfor denne gruppen av litteratur. En grunn til dette er Orson Welles' legendariske hørespill fra 1936, som gjorde at mange i USA gikk helt banas fordi de trodde romvesenes angrep var ekte! Ellers er det interessant at H.G. Wells fremstiller romvesener fra Mars på en annen måte enn de typiske grønne marsboerne, og er dermed kanskje litt mer realistisk fremstilt (hvis det finnes romvesener der ute). Anbefales for alle som liker god science fiction.

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Morten Solberg – 20.09.2005

– War of the Worlds is a timeless science fiction story. Martians invade earth after their own planet has become uninhabitable. Little did they know that humans would do everything to protect themselves. This book is exciting until the very end. It's fantastic mixture of horror and suspense will keep you at the edge of your seat until the last page. H.G Wells wrote the book, and it has inspired countless authors after that.
The book is easily read. It can get a little technical at times, but that doesn't stand in the way of the thrilling storyline. It truly is THE masterpiece of the genre.
I reccommend H.G Wells' War of the Worlds to anyone.

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