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The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr. H. G. Wells | [Kevin J. Anderson]

The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr. H. G. Wells

What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.G. Wells's vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds as a warning? From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions.
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What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.G. Wells's vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds as a warning? From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions.

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    RoswellBooks Edinburg, TX, United States 04-22-13
    RoswellBooks Edinburg, TX, United States 04-22-13

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    "A treat for all H. G. Wells fans."

    I was intrigued by the concept that H. G. Wells might have based his novel "War of the Worlds" on real events. I expected a sort of re-telling of the story from a different viewpoint but remaining faithful to the original novel. The author surprised me, though, as he borrows from all of Wells' novels to build an entirely new story that actually has little to do with the novel (other than the characteristics of the Martians and their technology). Borrowing characters from "Island of Dr. Moreau," "Invisible Man," "First Men in the Moon," and other Wells stories, this novel, although not what I expected, was well-written and quite engaging. Also, Graeme Malcolm's narration was absolutely fabulous. Highly recommended for all fans of H. G. Wells.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Olympia, WA, United States 08-07-12
    Rick Olympia, WA, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A different slant on a very good story."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wasn't sure what to make of this book at first. The characters were well developed and the pace of the story was ok. I have read other Kevin J. Anderson book and sometimes he really hits the mark and other times he misses it. This book fall in between a hit and a miss. I did like the Victorian style of thinking about science. The images put forth in the book harkened back to the silent films of the turn of the century. I though the narration was good.


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    Andrew Scott McClanahan 03-02-15 Member Since 2012

    I've lived in Austin, Texas, for over 10 years, not Houston. World War II is my lifelong interest since my father was a combat veteran in the 8th Air Force. I grew up with pilots, bombardiers, and navigators. They told me many stories of their experiences and I cannot get enough of books and documentaries.

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    "A little more about the Martians"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, it was only somewhat interesting. War of the Worlds fans will enjoy this.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin J. Anderson? Why or why not?

    No.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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    Any additional comments?

    If you are a real fan of "War of the Worlds," this is a fun book. Otherwise, it does not stand on its own.

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    Really enjoyed this book. A good twist with familiar characters. I've read most of H G Wells books and loved this new recipe of real and fictional people. More of the same please.

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