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Title:The War of the Worlds
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Number of Pages:192
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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The War of the Worlds With H G Wells other novels i The War of the Worlds i was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written Even long before man had learned to fly H G Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than a danger until the Martians climb out of it and kill many of the gaping crowd with a Heat Ray These unearthly creatures have heads four feet in diameter and colossal round bodies and by manipulating two terrifying machines the Handling Machine and the Fighting Machine they are as versatile as humans and at the same time insuperable They cause boundless destruction The inhabitants of the Earth are powerless against them and it looks as if the end of the World has come But there is one factor which the Martians in spite of their superior intelligence have not reckoned on It is this which brings about a miraculous conclusion to this famous work of the imagination

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Contents br Preface by H G Wells br Introduction by H G Wells br The Time Machine novel br The Wonderful Visit novel br The Jilting of Jane short story br The Cone short story br The Flowering of the Strange Orchid short story br Aepyornis Island short story br The Remarkable Case of Davidson s Eyes short story br The Lord of the Dynamos short story br The Moth short story br The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham short story br Under the Knife short story br The Plattner Story short story br The Purple Pileus short story, p Immensely popular during his lifetime b H G Wells b along with Jules Verne is credited with inventing science fiction This new volume collects Wells best loved and most critically acclaimed works In each the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action not merely to tell a ripping yarn but to offer a biting critique on the world around him The strength of Mr Wells wrote Arnold Bennett lies in the fact that he is not only a scientist but a most talented student of character especially quaint character He will not only ingeniously describe for you a scientific miracle but he will set down that miracle in the midst of a country village sketching with excellent humor the inn landlady the blacksmith the chemist s apprentice the doctor and all the other persons whom the miracle affects p p p, What happens when science tampers with nature A riveting cautionary tale with disastrous results reveals the chilling answer br Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable Giant chickens rats and insects run amok and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth and serious illnesses Over the years people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule These giants with their extraordinary mental powers find themselves shut away from an older more traditional society Intolerance and hatred increase as the line of distinction between ordinary people and giants is drawn across communities and families br One of H G Wells lesser known works i The Food of the Gods i has been retold many times in many forms since it was first published in The gripping newly relevant tale combines fast paced entertainment with social commentary as it considers the ethics involved in genetic engineering br, When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor an absent minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity a journey to the moon With Bedford motivated by money and Cavor by the desire for knowledge the two embark on the expedition But neither are prepared for what they find a world of freezing nights boiling days and sinister alien life on which they may be trapped forever br br