War of the Worlds, The
ISBN: 1570719853 Global Overview for this book
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From the Friends of the Library
A history of the classic alien invasion story, including the complete texts of the radio play and the novel. Unfortunately a previous reader kept the CD that originally came with the book, but the Orson Welles radio broadcast is available on YouTube.
I had no idea that so many people followed in Orson Welles's footsteps! The history of the multiple panics caused by retellings of the story was quite amazing.
Includes photos and the illustrations published with the novel in 1897 and 1906.
Foreword by Ray Bradbury
History by Brian Holmsten & Alex Lubertozzi
Radio drama by Howard Koch
Novel by H.G. Wells
Afterword by Ben Bova
Had to include this quote from Loose Talk: The Book of Quotes, compiled by Linda Botts:
"As one of the generation of Americans who had the pants scared off them by that Orson Welles invasion from Mars broadcast in 1938, I'm glad to hear that there isn't any life on Mars."
~Lyndon Johnson, after Mariner IV photos indicated Mars is a dead planet
Also, I've decorated the book with an adorable label by merbel, found on deviantart.
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Later: The book includes the script of Welles' radio play AND the text of the novel, plus lots of interesting bonus material. Enjoyable read!
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