• "Variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British imperialism and Victorian fears and prejudices, War of the Worlds tells the nail-biting tale of one man's struggle to track down his wife during an alien invasion. Included are some of the most vivid scenes of London in literature"

  • "Sharply satirises the human refusal to look beyond men's petty concerns...wonderfully suggestive"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "The cosily familiar settings emphasise the horror of the invasion...spookily prescient of the World Wars. Science fiction often dates badly; not so here: hard to believe this was written in 1898"

  • "An astonishing mind and a visionary imagination"

    Daily Mail
  • "The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best"

    The Times