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    I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the recent War of the Worlds movie The reason for this has to dowith the original book than Tom Cruise or Steven Speilburg s tendency to wittle everything, including alien attacks, down to simple family problems In a lot of ways, War of the Worlds 2006 was a close to dead on adapta...


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    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003 The War of the Worlds goes beyond the of the time popular military invasion fiction, which took away the standard protagonist antagonist arc of single characters and popped whole countries or tribes in their place, and brings down to Earth a whole new enemy at a time when science fiction did not exist and science itself was oft thought of as fiction.In Surrey, a professor is caught up in the invasio Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003 The War of the Worlds goes beyond the of the time popular military invasion fiction, which took away the standard protagonist antagonist arc of single characters and popped whole countries or tribes in their place, and brings down to Earth a whole new enemy at a time when science fiction did not exist and science itself was oft thought of as fiction.In Surrey, a professor is caught up in the invasion of Martians as they sweep through London and its surrounding borough...


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    No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man s and yet as mortal as his own that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water A beautiful opening to the book but I must say the Martians did a very poorNo one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man s and yet as mortal as his own that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water A beautiful opening to the book but I must say the Martians did a very poor job of scrutinising us human chappies and our little blue planet considering what transpires later Ah, but I must...


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    This was not anything like the Tom Cruise movie so be warned If you re expecting an action story about a divorced union container crane operator with a 10 year old daughter you ain t gonna find it here They changed like 99% of everything around As far as I could see there are only two things which are the same, one is that the Martians attack Earth in these COOL THREE LEGGED METAL 70 FOOT HIGH HEAT RAY KICK ASS DEATH MACHINES and two is that they die in the same way which I won t say here bec This was not anything like the Tom Cruise movie so be warned If you re expecting an action story about a divorced union container crane operator with a 10 year old daughter you ain t gonna find it here They changed like 99% of everything around As far as I could see there are only two things which are the same, one is that the Martians attack Earth in these COOL THREE LEGGED METAL 70 FOOT HIGH HEAT RAY KICK ASS DEATH MACHINES and two is that they die in the same way which I won t say here because that would be a giant spoiler but really it s a bit feeble but I guess could happen because they came from Mars which don t have bacteria I don t do biology so I don t know if a whole PLANET can not have bacteria Seems like also they couldn t have had YOGHURT as well, but HG Wells does not make this clear Nor Stephen Spielberg either Now ...


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    Ladies and gentlemen, I shall read you a wire addressed to Professor Pierson from Dr Gray of the National History Museum, New York 9 15 P M eastern standard time Seismograph registered shock of almost earthquake intensity occurring within a radius of twenty miles of Princeton Please investigate Signed, Lloyd Gray, Chief of Astronomical DivisionProfessor Pierson, could this occurrence possibly have something to do with the disturbances observed on the planet Mars Martians are com Ladies and gentlemen, I shall read you a wire addressed to Professor Pierson from Dr Gray of the National History Museum, New York 9 15 P M...


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    Las obras de Mr Wells pertenecen, sin duda, a un tiempo y un grado de conocimiento cient fico futuro muy alejado del presente, pero no completamente fuera de los l mites de lo posible Julio Verne Ya lo he afirmado en rese as anteriores La capacidad de anticipaci n a la tecnolog a y el futuro que ten a Herbert George Wells era ampliamente superior a la de Julio Verne a punto tal que el visionario franc s lo admit a sin reparos Pero adem s de esta caracter stica tan marcada en sus novelas, WLas obras de Mr Wells pertenecen, sin duda, a un tiempo y un grado de conocimiento cient fico futuro muy alejado del presente, pero no completamente fuera de los l mites de lo posible Julio Verne Ya lo he afirmado en rese as anteriores La capacidad de anticipaci n a la tecnolog a y el futuro que ten a Herbert George Wells era ampliamente superior a la de Julio Verne a punto tal que el visionario franc s lo admit a sin reparos Pero adem s de esta caracter stica tan marcada en sus novelas, Wells nos alertaba sobre los posibles peligros que involucraba a la tecnolog a en poder de los hombres, sobre los riesgos de los avances cient ficos y los alcances de la ci...


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    One of my favorite movies growing up was the old War of the Worlds movie the 50 s film, not the itty bitty Tommy remake I had to watch it each and every time it played on television The same running dialogue would go on inside my head Cowardly dudes, don t wave that white flag, they re Martians, they re probably color blind or something Oops, too late, you re toast Or Maybe the A bomb will work this time Nope, you re toast I also liked to imitate the heat ray sound when I re enact One of my favorite movies growing up was the old War of the Worlds movie the 50 s film, not the itty bitty Tommy remake I had to watch it each and every time it played on television The same running dialogue would go on inside my head Cowardly dudes, don t wave that white flag, they re Martians, they re probably color blind or something Oops, too late, you re toast Or Maybe the A bomb will work this time Nope, you re toast I also liked to imitate the heat ray sound when I re enacted the movie later Dododododoodododoodleydo It was a combination of a yodel and the sound the cat would make when its tail would get caught under the rocking chair Dododododoodododoodleydo Barbie s dream house is toast Dododododoodododoodleydo You can t use the Barbie car to escape, Ken, you sexless loser imitation explody sound as the Barbie car and Ken go up in a ball of flame Dododododoodododoodleydo GI Joe, Batman, a Rock em, Soc...


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    No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man s and yet as mortal as our own that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm ...


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    I hadn t read this classic 1898 science fiction novel since I was probably a teenager, and I didn t particularly care for it much back then, but I let myself get roped into a group read of it, partly because it s so short And also my literary diet needsclassics And you know I m glad I did The War of the Worlds is a lotthoughtfully written t...


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    Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge 41 A book by an author you ve never read beforestupidly haven t read before I should sayAnd for my 2015 Reading Resolutions 5 classics 5 5 D completed Excellent Not just very interesting for all the technology and science it has, but outstanding in describing human behavior and criticizing Victorian society Very thrilling at parts, philosophically emotional at others and well written Highly recommended for any sci fi fan The ending might be a Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge 41 A book by an author you ve never read beforestupidly haven t read before I should sayAnd for my 2015 Reading Resolutions 5 classics 5 5 D completed Excellent Not just very interesting for all the technology and science it has, but outstanding in describing human behavior and criticizing Victorian society Very thrilling at parts, philosophically emotional at others and well written Highly recommended for any sci fi fan The ending might be a little Deus Ex Machina for some, but I love simple endings that make sense Wells indeed a very good storytellerEn los ltimos a os del siglo diecinueve nadie habr a cre do que los asuntos humanos eran observados aguda y atentamente por inteligencias m s desarrolladas que la del hombre y, sin embargo, tan mortales como l que mientras los hombres se ocupaban de sus cosas eran estudiados quiz tan a fondo como el sabio estudia a tra...


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The War of the Worlds With H.G Wells Other Novels, The War Of The Worlds 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.