Brian Aldiss

The War of the Worlds
  • The War of the Worlds

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    From the planet of war they came to conquer the Earth ...

    The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common. Fascinated and exhilarated, the local people approach the mysterious object armed with nothing more than a white flag. But when gruesome alien creatures emerge armed with all-destroying heat-rays, their rashness turns rapidly to fear. As the rays blaze towards them, it soon becomes clear they have no choice but to flee - or die.

    The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear ...

Brian Aldiss is a distinguished science fiction writer and was made Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000. In the sixties he originated the three science-fiction anthologies which combined to form THE PENGUIN SCIENCE FICTION OMNIBUS (1973). Aldiss was awarded an OBE in 2005 for his services to literature. He lives in Oxford.

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