Martian War, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.

G. Wells' vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write "The War of the Worlds" as a warning?

From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, "The Martian War" takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781781161722

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Is this the pinnacle of great literature? Not really. Is it a fun, quick read? Definitely. An interesting take on "what if" science fiction, Anderson takes H.G. Wells and some of his more familiar characters and contemporaries and drops them right into their own stories with a romp through a possible Martian invasion. Of course, one must realize that the science in this is complete bunk, but a simple suspension of belief solves that problem instantly. Alternating voices between the action of Wells and the journal of Dr. Moreau gives the book a nice duality and provides a unique pace, voice, and viewpoint to the narrative. The only complaint is that some of the characters and races, namely the Selenites, could have used more fleshing out, but this does not detract from the overall feel and readability of the work.

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This was an awesome take on how H. G. Well's "War of the Worlds" story came to be.

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