When and Who? It is a novel written by H.G. Wells in 1898. The director of the new film Mars Needs Moms is Simon Wells, his great grandson.
What happens? It describes the experiences of an unnamed narrator who travels through the suburbs of London as the Earth is invaded by Martians.
Whats Mars Like? Mars surface is covered with canals and the Martians invade Earth using huge cannons to fire their spaceships containing tripods to invade Earth.
Why should I read it? It is the earliest and most famous story that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.
Another fact? At the time of publication it was classified as a scientific romance. Since then its become a sci-fi classic that has influenced stacks of books and spawned several films, TV series, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and various sequels. War of the Worlds also inspired a young rocket maker called Robert H. Goddard. His work would ultimately lead to the real Apollo space missions!
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