In this thrilling tale of alien invasion, H.G. Wells rewrites the science fiction genre. Following the travails of an unnamed narrator, The War of the Worlds reveals the true terror of life under an implacable and enigmatic foe. Armed with terrifying killing machines and Heat-Rays, the Martians arrive in London and quickly subdue the resistance put up by British forces. Faced with extraordinary odds and a world changed beyond all recognition, nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake.
Herbert George Wells was a prolific writer born in Kent in 1866. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times, was passionate about politics as well as literature, and his output included several nonfiction pieces to go with his array of short stories and novels.