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H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

This week in the SF History series on the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at the history behind H.G.’s fantastic novel, The War of the Worlds, and the political tone in England that helped to inspire it.

Click on over and read H.G. Wells and the War of the Worlds over at the Kirkus Reviews blog!

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Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

1 Comment on H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

  1. Thanks for this post. I only recently finished reading “The War of the Worlds” myself. I’ve been catching up on H. G. Wells’ work as before that I read “The Invisible Man” and “The Time Machine.” All extraordinary work. These are books that make you think and touch on the heartstrings in ways that many modern books do not. As you say, Wells “looked inward and reflected.”

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