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"The chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one."-War of the Worlds
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles terrified American radio listeners by describing a Martian invasion of Earth in a broadcast that became legendary. Fotry years earlier, H.G. Wells had first penned the story The War of the Worlds.
The War of the Worlds? Anyone read that book? Pretty amazing if you ask me. I'm into science fiction so I loved this book.
Tell me what you think of this man or the radio broadcast.
I have only read Time Machine and War of the Worlds. Although I can respect the books and I understand why he was considered one of the Fathers of Science Fiction, parts were slow and hard for me to get in to personally. Not bad just not my thing. As to radio show we listen to it in one of my English classes, and I found the reaction amusing but tragic. However HG Wells the man I find extremely interesting, his open marriage, his political and social writing I would love to read I have only head of them and what they were about it. I love that one of his books is the reason Costa Rica disbanded their military. His involvement in Fabian Society, it intrigues me and I want to know more of him as a person.
I think the only one of his I've read is The Red Room as part of my English Lit class and I enjoyed that, War of the Worlds is not really my think as I hate anything to do with aliens (I've never found one to be interesting - books on aliens that is, not an actual alien )