The War of the Worlds is one of the most important science fiction classics of all time. It tells the story of Martians arriving on Earth with a plan to destroy human life and make the planet their own. The story is reported directly by a survivor of the Martian war – a writer, whose name we never learn. One summer night, at the end of the nineteenth century, a strange cylinder falls to Earth near the English town of Woking. Few people are interested at first, but then the end of the cylinder unscrews and a strange, grey creature – a Martian – emerges. Within minutes the Martians are attacking people with rays of heat, which destroy everything in their path. When the Martians start moving towards London and the news spreads, the population panics. Within days there are six million refugees fighting to escape London. Thousands of people are being killed every day and the Martians are only becoming stronger. Just when things seem most desperate, the writer discovers that the Martians are being killed by Earth’s germs. Against the odds he is reunited with his wife and left to reflect upon the huge influence that the war has had upon humankind.
Book pages: 100
Book language: en
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Published: 18 October 2017 - 23:00