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The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds | H.G. Wells
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H. G. Wells's famous novel about a Martian invasion. To celebrate, we are reissuing our adaptation of this sci-fi classic with brand-new cover art.
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rabbitprincess
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This ended up being really neat. And now I can tell my other half that I've read it! This is one of the few books he had read that I had not 😂😂

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Twainy
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🎧 this is such an old radio play with a cast of characters from Star Trek! It was nice to hear Leonard Nimoy‘s voice. I enjoyed it & could pick out 4 actor‘s voices. There‘s an interview with Dr Crusher (Gates McFadden) at the end. Fun listen. ⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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AvidReader25
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Visited Magic City Books in Tulsa and loved it! Such an excellent selection. (My three-year-old took this pic!)

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Marmie7
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Now showing..not a Tom Cruise fan but this movie is so good, these aliens are terrifying!
@TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker #scarathlon

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
jewright I love both the book and the movie. My sister can‘t stand Tom Cruise either! 4mo
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Liz_M
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 5

I think @CareBear hasn't posted covers yet. You in? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

CareBear I haven‘t! Thanks for the tag 🥰 5mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! I have my doubts about the book nevertheless 😉 5mo
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Ruthiella
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I‘ve not read this but I did see most of the movie with Tom Cruise. An invasion of Earth by extraterrestrials 👽 would cause a #panic as depicted in the film and (probably) book!

#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan The Jeff Wayne soundtrack is brilliant. 5mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I‘ll have to check that out! I only half watched the film on TV at the time. 5mo
Novelista71 The book is very different from the film, for a start it happens in suburban England but also there are a lot of good ideas in it. Having watched the film I think you‘ll love the book... 5mo
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Ruthiella @Novelista71 I would like to give it a whirl one of these days ! I‘ve only read The Invisible Man from Wells so far. 😀 5mo
rwmg Don't forget the rock musical 😁 5mo
Ruthiella @rwmg Oh I see that‘s what Arlene references in her comment! John Williams (of course) scored the Spielberg film! 😀 5mo
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wideeyedreader
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was an okay read, and I certainly appreciate its cultural value, but I found it boring and detached—hard to get into!

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Jari-chan
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Another classic I've finally read. And I barely believe that this came out in 1898 - it feels so modern. I'm deeply impressed and as well surprised by the thoughts of Wells alter ego.

#BookAWeekChallenge

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wideeyedreader
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#selfimprovementsept My #favoritereadingspot is right here on the couch, lol. I keep it simple. Tagged is my current read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks comfy!!! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Me too! 😊❤️ 6mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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And lastly....

I assume (hope) most people have that one book they like to collect different covers of? 😅 Mine is apparently War of the Worlds (I already have two in my collection...)

But these were so pretty! The gray one really got me as it‘s more journal type with the elastic band and has a sturdy oversized cover... Super stoked to add these to my shelf!

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Moodyreader
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Pickpick

This cover is ugly as sin but hey, it was a free book of OG sci-fi. I will manage somehow ;)

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Nerdfins
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I love this book so much that I have a half-sleeve tattoo dedicated to it. I‘ll post a good pic of it someday. #catsoflitsy

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jb72
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#friyayintro
1. I don‘t know that I would call it a favorite, but in high school I got to listen to War of the Worlds on the record player as played on the radio. Very cool.
2. Purple night shirt. I love pjs.
3. Lucifer
4. Dragons - what‘s not to love - they fly and can breathe fire at your enemies. 🐉

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Gina
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Orson Welles, WoW! This is so relevant for today's issues. My mind is blown!

https://www.facebook.com/100865096953196/posts/814851692221196/

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Mehso-so

After watching the film i thought I'd read the book and although I found the writing style of the book challenging in some places, i am glad that i got through it and i feel happy to know the differences between the book and the film!
I do prefer the storyline of the book, thought the changes in the film are slight.
I like the theory that germs are the reasoning as to why a martian wouldn't stay alive on our planet. Fictional yet has a realism.

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Bookwomble
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I think this is one of my favourite representations of Wells's Martian tripods. It's from a 1964 Penguin edition and looks so beetle-ish! 🦗
The artist is Virgil Burnett, whose only other work I have are his illustrations in the Folio edition of Khayyám, which are rather lovely. Looking him up, I see he was a writer, too, and his books look interesting. One to keep an eye out for now he's on my radar 📡

TrishB Lovely copy. 9mo
Leftcoastzen I love old Penguins! 9mo
Bookwomble @TrishB It is a lovely copy, Trish. I think I have a tendency to prefer old Pan Books' covers from this era, but the Penguins are definitely up there. 9mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Me, too. And I love old Pans 🍳😁 9mo
Leftcoastzen Yay for Pans! 9mo
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K.Wielechowski
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I was recently introduced to the Overdue podcast where the two hosts take turns reading books from their TBR pile and talk about them. It started in like 2015 so I have some serious backlog but I‘m 11 episodes in and have added 3 books to my own TBR pile. If you‘re into podcasts, check them out. P.S. I‘m not affiliated with the podcast. 😜 #TBR #Overduepodcast

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SerialReader
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Yeah who doesn‘t know this, Herbert? 🙄

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Jsara5761
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I really enjoyed this book! If you‘re a fan of Sci-fi and don‘t mind older writing styles then I highly recommend it! There are some places where the pacing is slow and I found myself zoning out, but it was still a nice read. 📖👍🏻

Lcsmcat I‘m not a sci-fi fan usually, but I liked Wells‘ writing and how he focused on the human relationships rather than the technological gizmos. 10mo
Jsara5761 @Lcsmcat I totally agree! 10mo
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Jsara5761
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Finally getting to settle in and finish this bad boy! 🙌🏻

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Gina
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Oh YEAH! ^^^

RvnclawWhovian 😍😍😍 11mo
BookBoggart Only if he has an accent other than American. His American is kinda awful. Lol 11mo
Gina @BookBoggart agreed 11mo
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rwmg
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Woking mosque, the first purpose-built mosque in the UK (1889)

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rwmg
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Where the Martians landed as it is today

#mycover

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rwmg
War of the Worlds | H G Wells
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Published in 1898

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trioxin_sematary
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This edition!!! 😍

Not read this before and this is my first copy..

Huge fan of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, and it's on my bucket list to see it at the theatre! 🛸⚡

Godpants I love old SciFi and Fantasy cover art. 12mo
Xeno I have this copy too! The art is awesome 12mo
rachaich Wonderful book :) 12mo
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Bry
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite book but it was one I started maybe 15 years ago and it‘s always bugged me that I hadn‘t finished it. I finally took another stab at it for the #readharder2018 challenge (yes, last year‘s 🤷‍♀️) for a classic of genre fiction. #24in48 helped me get it done!

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angela_fi13
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BillyH
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Oops 😰BUT they were only $4 a piece, how could I not!?

Ruthiella It happens! 😀 1y
CoffeeNBooks Wow! You got some great books! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m a sucker for a great book deal too! 13mo
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wordzie Oh my gosh😱❤😍 11mo
ShyBookOwl Great haul! 11mo
Pricel101 Classics!! How could you resist! 11mo
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Librarybelle
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JulietBoydAuthor That's a great cover. 1y
TrishB Great pick, love this 💕 1y
IamIamIam That's so cool!!! In my son's 4th grade reading text, they read a passage from the radio script so we got to explore that aspect too. Such a great story! 1y
Cinfhen A true classic 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai That cover art! 👌 1y
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LiterRohde
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“Very likely these Martians will make pets of some of them; train them to do tricks - who knows? - get sentimental over the pet boy who grew up and had to be killed. And some, maybe, they will train to hunt us.”

#QuotsyDec18 | 13: #Train

📷: Made with Typorama

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jennifers_bookland
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RedneckRebel154
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And back to my H. G. Wells-a-thon! I shall review them all once I've finished my run. :) #hgwells #thewaroftheworlds #gb #england #uk

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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I work next door to one of the biggest concert/event venue in the country. Updating our events board and normally I have one page per event. I have two for tomorrow night.
"Sam, why is there more information about ... Jeff Wayne's war of the worlds than any other event?" Cause maybe I like it and maybe I'm attending it ?

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Xeno
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“But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited?...Are we or they Lords of the World?...And how are all things made for man?”
-Kepler, The Anatomy of Melancholy
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I‘m in love with this cover artwork and this first page quote! It really encompasses all my thoughts about life into one sentence. A perfect used bookstore find ❤️

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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed
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Pickpick

Can‘t believe I waited this long to read this, loved it, sci-fi isn‘t always my thing but I couldn‘t put this down :)

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Lcsmcat
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I didn‘t think I‘d like this as science fiction, particularly of the space alien variety, is not my thing. But my kids wanted to see the 2005 movie version, and you have to read the book first, right? And then I loved it! @TheReadingMermaid

Happy1848 A clockwork orange. really struggled with it to begin with 1y
GingerAntics The Red Tent. I wasn‘t so sure about the premise and I wasn‘t sure it was something I was going to like. I ended up ADORING it!!! 1y
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BooksBikes12
The War of the Worlds | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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We as humans need to value our planet and realize the level of responsibility that we have to ensure its existence. We may never know when or if some other life form is waiting to take it from us. Great book ! 👽👽👽

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BookwormBoo
War of the Worlds | H G Wells
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I can‘t believe I waited this long to read this. Finished at work yesterday and I loved it! Found it really fascinating the way Wells examined humanity‘s response to a mass crisis. Definitely one of my favorites I‘ve read this year.

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obviateit
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I listened to the Christopher Hurt narration, and it was wonderful. 😊

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BestDogDad
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I'm surprised I hadn't read this before now. A true classic. It's amazing to think that a person born in 1866(!) wrote this before the 19th century ended. H.G. Wells was a man ahead of his time.

I listened to this on LibriVox and tried out all three versions before settling on Version 2 because I liked the narrator, Rebecca Dittman. Very well done.

Our rovers on Mars haven‘t found any sign of Martians so we are safe for now.

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AveryRyan
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5/5 stars, would read again and again

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Book_Gnome
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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 multiple in a drop of water.”
#22of365 #openingline

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Mora_LN
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This is a very delightful book! I got hooked from the beginning. It opened my mind to the possibility of extra-terrestrial life, something that barely ever racks my brains.

H. G. Wells showed that in the face of great danger, human beings are bound to throw their morality and ethics in the wind and will only care about themselves. Also, people tend to be very irritable under pressure. 😅

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Birdsong28
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The tagged book is for my #yearlyreadingplan as I don't normally read science fiction.📚📖

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Birdsong28
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Pickpick

Good. Enjoyed the story, I could see how people who listened to the radio adaptation could have thought it was happening. As it is a scary thought that even though you are trying everything to conquer these invaders nothing is working and that they may take over. Even though the solution to the problem seemed simple enough the story felt a bit rushed and could have done with a few more chapters to really explain it.

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PickwickPlockPlock
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#setting is Victorian England, and it isn't prepared for invading aliens! Classic science fiction ?

To quote Wells:
"I'm doing the dearest little serial for Pearson's new magazine, in which I completely wreck and sack Woking – killing my neighbours in painful and eccentric ways – then proceed via Kingston and Richmond to London, which I sack, selecting South Kensington for feats of peculiar atrocity."

#litsyclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

vivastory I love Wells 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @vivastory I haven't read all of him. Maybe I should read some more. 2y
charl08 Great quote. 2y
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PickwickPlockPlock @charl08 I wonder what his neighbours thought about the book 😉 2y
Bambolina_81 There are statues of aliens in and around the town of Woking where they landed. Great quote 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

This is my first serial read. It was very enjoyable, but as a whole, the book was a bit dull in areas for something of its kind. However, it is very impressive and I am glad that I finally have read this classic. Serial reader was definitely the way to go for this one!

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OrangeMooseReads
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2. I haven‘t been paying attention to the local news 😔
3. No. I probably won‘t get a lot of reading done this weekend Man Cub has 2 soccer games and my parents will be here.
4. What‘s the internal temperature of a Tauntaun? ...... Luke warm. 🤓😂
5. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

wanderinglynn 👍🏻😂😂😂 2y
Palimpsest 🤣 2y
BookwormAHN 😹😹😹😹 2y
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MrsSpencer
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📚‼️Question‼️📚Tell me your favorite Novella. Do you like reading Novellas? If so, tell me your favorite, and favorite series!!

GarthRanzz My favourite novella is Richard Bachman‘s (Stephen King‘s) The Long Walk. 2y
TK-421 One of the best I've read lately was 2y
Ruthiella A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr 2y
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whippoorwill815 I am a fan of many of Stephen Kings novellas, but like @GarthRanzz , The Long Walk is my favorite. 2y
MrsSpencer @GarthRanzz my favorite too! Now my son is reading it and loves it too! 2y
TieDyeDude I've been reading a lot of novellas lately: Binti series, Ballad of Black Tom, Gentleman Overboard. The Wayward Children may be borderline novels... 2y
GarthRanzz @MrsSpencer That‘s so cool! I love hearing the younger generations finding a King story they like. @whippoorwill815 I have to re-read it every year or so. 2y
MrsSpencer @GoodForCirculation im going to have to check those out. I love novellas and these Bookshots that Patterson has out too 2y
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