War of the Worlds

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      This is your chance to own the fourth release in the Book Token Classics: Monster Editions. War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells first appeared serialized in 1897, and was published as a hardcover in 1898. It is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extra-terrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction cannon.

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      From Wikipedia: The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells, first serialised in 1897 by Pearson’s Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel’s first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extra-terrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.

      The book’s plot was similar to numerous works of invasion literature which were published around the same period, and has been variously interpreted as a commentary on the theory of evolution, British colonialism, and Victorian-era fears, superstitions and prejudices. Wells later noted that an inspiration for the plot was the catastrophic effect of European colonisation on the Aboriginal Tasmanians; some historians have argued that Wells wrote the book in part to encourage his readership to question the morality of imperialism. At the time of the book’s publication, it was classified as a scientific romance, like Wells’s earlier novel The Time Machine.

      The War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never been out of print) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a number of television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It was most memorably dramatized in a 1938 radio program directed by and starring Orson Welles that allegedly caused public panic among listeners who did not know the book’s events were fictional. The novel has even influenced the work of scientists, notably Robert H. Goddard, who, inspired by the book, helped develop both the liquid-fuelled rocket and multistage rocket, which resulted in the Apollo 11 Moon landing 71 years later.

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      Details

      Publisher : Book.io

      Series : Monster

      First Publication Date : 1898

      Author : H.G. Wells

      Genres: Novel, Science Fiction

      Language : English

      Word Count : 63,194

      Format : DEA (Decentralized Encrypted Asset)

      Read On : Book.io eReader dApp

      Cover Art : Includes 4K hi-resolution book cover

      Cardano Retail Price : 49 ADA

      Cardano Discount Price : 40 ADA, #OGBookClub

      Cardano Policy ID : e7514e65f977ee4b84a8e62e7d97ea2e5c11682dfe1444d8a14e74db

      Author Info

      H.G. Wells

      From Wikipedia: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography, and autobiography. Wells' science fiction novels are so well regarded that he has been called the "father of science fiction".
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