The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds Summary

The chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century—a science fiction classic for all time.

The War of the Worldsinspired the international bestseller The Map of the SkybyFélix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.

Book Reviews


Incredible3 star

By far the best version of an alien invasion. No virgin flying frisbees with pathetic laser guns we got chad three legged mechs that have heat beams capable of incinerating not only it’s target but it’s entire surroundings. No need for air superiority just get ten of these and you can collapse an entire nation in one go. As you can tell I love the tripod concept. And to think this was made in the early 19th century (1850-1899 is the early 19th century for those who don’t understand) and this concept seems incredibly modern. I guess I should stop my review here. Good book, long, and full of story. Do recommend :D35


Awesome book4 star

Very fast action packed and has everything a science-fi person ever wanted. I just wish the ending was better45

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Just nostalgic5 star

I honestly remember the first time I read this book and it was amazing the perfect blend of science and fiction and realistic for the time in which it takes place I haven't read this book in years and I forgot all about it55


Not to interesting3 star

the book is pretty boring from my perspective, it takes to many chapters to one event to happen35


Still the Best5 star

As far as alien invasion stories go, this is still unrivaled. Both the original movie and Spielberg's remake are ok, but not up to the lofty heights of the book. Besides, both movies have such corny endings, which I think Wells would have despised.55

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Great book5 star

Was always hanging on the edge of my seat55

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War of the worlds5 star



Decent Book, But...1 star

I don't like how many pages there are, I'd rather read a series of books with less pages than one book with a lot of pages.15


The movie was better but...5 star

The movie was better but the book was still great! The movie is my favorite movie of all the movies I've seen! Watch the movie and read the book!55

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