THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Book review – Priyanjali Datta 7E

The War of the Worlds, a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, was first published serially by Pearson’s Magazine in the U.K. and by The Cosmopolitan magazine in the U.S. in 1897. The novel details a catastrophic conflict between humans and extra-terrestrial “Martians.” It is considered a landmark work of science fiction, and it has inspired numerous adaptations and imitations.

The story is about an ordinary man who has to protect his children against alien invaders from mars. It is a science fiction book that is great for people who like to read about aliens, space mysteries etc. My experience after reading this book was awesome. I felt that the book was very interesting and would recommend it to others.
Characters in the book:
The Narrator
The Narrator’s Wife
Artilleryman Martian
The story begins in an observatory, where an astronomer notices that Mars, older than Earth, has experienced a sudden drop off in sea levels and temperature. Its inhabitants seek a way off of the planet in order to survive these changes, and they achieve this by firing themselves off of Mars in canisters. From Earth, one only sees sudden explosions on the surface of Mars, but this fascinates the scientific community.
The War of the Worlds is a novel by H.G. Wells in which Martians invade England. The Martians are worm-like creatures who intend to use Earth as a feeding ground, and the Earthlings are powerless to stop them.
Martians arrive in London, quickly taking control of the city. These Martians are hideous, worm-like monsters that intend to feed on humans.
Despite their best efforts, the humans are unable to fend off the Martians and aliens soon overrun the planet.
The Martians aren’t prepared for Earth’s bacteria, however. Their nervous systems are destroyed, and they die not from a human assault, but from illness.