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The War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells
This is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories, first published by H.G. Wells in 1898. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers that "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's..." 

Things then progress from a series of seemingly mundane reports about odd atmospheric disturbances taking place on Mars to the arrival of Martians just outside of London. At first the Martians seem laughable, hardly able to move in Earth's comparatively heavy gravity even enough to raise themselves out of the pit created when their spaceship landed. But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. Wells quickly moves the story from the countryside to the evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. With horror his narrator describes how the Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, and how it's clear that man is not being conquered so much a corralled. --Craig E. Engler -
Paperback: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553213385; Reissue edition (November 1, 1988)

The Invisible Man (Dover Thrift Editions)
by H. G. Wells
(Paperback -- February 1992)

The Invisible Man (Great Illustrated Classics)
by H. G. Wells, et al
(School & Library Binding -- January )

The Last War: A World Set Free (Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series)
by H. G. Wells, Greg Bear (Introduction)
(Paperback -- March )

The Country of the Blind and Other Science-Fiction Stories
by H. G. Wells, Martin Gardner (Editor)
(Paperback -- April )

The Time Machine and the Invisible Man
by H. G. Wells (Mass Market Paperback -- December 1984)

Three Prophetic Science Fiction Novels of H.G. Wells
by Wells, et al
(Paperback -- June 1960)

Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells
by H. G. Wells
(Paperback -- June )

The Invisible Man
by H. G. Wells (Mass Market Paperback -- September 1992) The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine (Unabridged)
by H. G. Wells (Author) (Audio Download running time: 7 hours --

The Sleeper Awakes (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
by H. G. Wells, et al
(Paperback -- December )

When the Sleeper Wakes (Everyman Paperback Classics)
by H. G. Wells, John Lawton (Introduction)
(Paperback --

The World Set Free
by H. G. Wells
(Hardcover -- March )

The Invisible Man [LARGE PRINT]
by H. G. Wells
(Hardcover -- December )

The Invisible Man
by H. G. Wells
(Paperback -- November )
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Outline of History (2 Volume Set)
by H. G. Wells
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A Short History of the World
by H. G. Wells (Paperback) 

First Men in the Moon (Everyman Paperback Classics)
by H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke (Paperback) 

Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw: Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells
by Bernard Shaw, J. Percy Smith (Editor) (Hardcover) 

by H. G. Wells, Andrea Barrett (Introduction) (Paperback) 

The Island of Doctor Moreau (Everyman Paperback Classics)
by H. G. Wells
A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before - it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwinian theory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), and a bloody tale of horror. Or, as H. G. Wells himself wrote about this story, "The Island of Dr. Moreau is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation." This colorful tale by the author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds lit a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication in 1896. -
Paperback: 137 pages
Everyman Paperback Classics; ISBN: 0460872583

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