The War of the Worlds – Staff Review
The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered near London. Armed with just a white flag, the locals approach the mysterious object — only to be burned alive by heat-rays as horrific, tentacled invaders emerge.
Take a step back into the history of science fiction with the classic The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.
This book is a fascinating and terrifying tale of invasion and interplanetary warfare in 1894 England, told through the eyes of a nameless philosophical writer.
The War of the Worlds is a great exploration of the true nature of human beings under stress and a thrilling tale of survival of the fittest, all while taking a refreshing step back in time, away from the common tropes of modern day sci-fi.
I would highly recommend to any sci-fi fan looking for a classic and intriguing alien invasion story.
Kate Dufty, WHSmith Australia