Man had not yet learned to fly when HG Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come.
|1898/00/00||H G Wells||Author||"The War of the Worlds" is published|
|1898/00/00||William Heinemann||Publisher||"The War of the Worlds" is published|
|1938/10/30||Orson Welles||Actor, Director||Orson Welles' The Mercury Theatre dramatizes of H G Wells' "The War of the Worlds" on Halloween night. Thousands of frightened listeners called their locale police stations to find out if the world was actually being invaded by Martians.|