A beautiful new edition of the science-fiction classic, soon to be a major BBC drama.
H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books, including pioneering science fiction novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. He was a founding member of numerous movements including Liberty and PEN International - the world's oldest human rights organization - and his Rights of Man laid the groundwork for the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wells' controversial and progressive views on equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today.
A true classic that has pointed the way not just for
science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might
think of ourselves * Guardian *
The War of the Worlds remains the barometer by which all extra-terrestrial invasions are measured, from V to Independence Day to Arrival * Irish Times *
The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best * The Times *
Wells occupies an honoured place in science fiction -- Kingsley Amis
A born story-teller -- J.B. Priestly
Wells is the Shakespeare of science fiction * Brian Aldiss *