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The Martian War A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion As Reported by Mr H G Wells The Martian War A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion As Reported by Mr H G Wells

  • Title: The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion As Reported by Mr. H.G. Wells
  • Author: Gabriel Mesta
  • ISBN: 9780743446396
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. So here s what really happened When H.G Wells was turning his hand to science fiction, he was actually writing roman clefs You see, Wells himself had lived through events which inspired The War of the Worlds The Island of Dr Moreau The Invisible Man The First Man on the Moon and parts of The Time Machine These books were not just the product of a genius imagination, they were based on Wells own experiences.Okay, maybe not But that is the premise of Kevin J Anderson s rollicking ride of a novel J [...]

    2. After reading and enjoying Kevin s metafictional romp about Jules Verne in Captain Nemo , I was looking forward to Kevin s version of War of the Worlds.The Martian War was originally subtitled A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr H.G Wells , which is a fairly effective, if rather bold, summary The book suggests the premise that the fictional tale War of the Worlds is actually a fictional account that is based on reality, written by HG Wells as a warning t [...]

    3. I was originally introduced to the writings of Kevin J Anderson through his Jedi Academy trilogy, which I read when I was just a wee lad Okay, when I say wee lad I mean high school teenager Yeah, that s right When all the other guys were partying, watching sports and chasing after girls, I was neck deep in the Star Wars expanded universe Who won high school now They did, obviously.Hmm O yes, my review, where was Ie story of the The Martian War rests on the assumption that all of the characters a [...]

    4. Between this and Last Days of Krypton it is hard for me to say that KJA isn t the best writer alive today This is his take on H.G Wells s War of the Worlds and is the far superior novel as far as I m concerned KJA managed to infuse the book with originality and the same sense of wonder that Wells was able to inspire A true accomplishment.

    5. Love this stuff A blend of real literary characters meet their imaginations.In this case HG Wells fantastic creations are alive and real, together with Wells real friends and colleagues they must stop the impending Martian invasion.Featuring Dr Moreau, Griffin the invisible man and Cavorite.A whimsical tribute to Wells and his creations set in the Victorian era of his original stories.Fun and unscientific without the restraints of modern knowledge, this is a great read for fans of Wells and Burr [...]

    6. This wasn t quite what I had in mind I was under the impression that it was a kind of prequel to War of the Worlds, but it was a different story entirely It explores the idea of what might have happened if H.G Wells had traveled to Mars and discovered what the Martians were up to before they actually invaded Earth I found it entertaining at times, but it falls short of the masterpiece that it was based on.

    7. La guerra de los mundos de H.G.Wells se reescribe como una situaci n alternativa, en la que una nave exploradora marciana llega a la Tierra y una nave terr cola llega a Marte despu s de pasar por la Luna El conflicto entre las dos especies pondr en peligro la paz del Sistema Solar.

    8. Kevin J Anderson in his new book, The Martian War published by Titan Books gives us a different version of The War Of The Worlds by H G Wells.From the back cover The Hidden InvasionMillions thrilled to H G Well brilliant account of the Martian invasion But what if that account proved not to be fiction What if he sought to warn us of impending doom In the wake of the first Martian assault, H G Wells has united with scientists T H Huxley and Dr Moreau, astronomer Percival Lowell, and Hawley Griffi [...]

    9. The prolific Anderson turns his hand to reimagining HG Wells life in this tale, which has the thinker and novelist living out the real events that inspired his books.It s the late 19th Century, and Wells is invited by his mentor TH Huxley one of several historical figures present to a secret science symposium The event is gate crashed by Dr Moreau, who sensationally reveals a Martian invasion plan Wells, his girlfriend Jane and Huxley are subsequently sent on an odyssey around the Solar system i [...]

    10. One word will sum up this book FUN I started reading it not really convinced that I d finish it, but I was quickly absorbed into the story, which is an alternative account of the impending Martian invasion as depicted in H G Wells famous work We have a third person account of Wells own adventure and discovery of the Martians and what they are planning for Earth, an experience which ultimately leads him to write The War Of The Worlds as a warning to mankind We re also treated to a first person ve [...]

    11. This book is something of an homage to H G Wells We meet him in school in 1884 with his professor T.H Huxley who we learn is about to retire They spend an evening on a cold London rooftop to watch a Leonid meteor shower With Mars in the sky Wells speculates with his professor about life arising there Herbert is living on the edge, nutritionally, and wears paper thin clothes not suitable for the event and comes down with a nasty fever In his fever dreams is born the images and some ideas of War o [...]

    12. Now we finally have some answers Apparently H.G Wells not only wrote the most famous alien invasion book in history, he actually lived through it This is the premise of Mr Anderson s novel, and it is a great premise at that Not only does it star H.G at its core but also throws in several other characters from movies and books from the same time period as War of the Worlds.The story chronicles a potential invasion by Martian forces and the fight to stop it This book has two major things going for [...]

    13. The Martian War, written by the excellent Kevin J Anderson under his pen name Gabriel Mesta, is an imaginative re telling of H.G Wells s The War of the Worlds In the story, the young writer H.G Wells and his lady friend Jane Robbins take off with biologist Thomas H Huxley in an antigravity space vehicle and travel to Mars to head off the martians malevolent plans to invade earth Yes, it s a wild ride and full of humor and great dialogue.Anderson manages a parallel story line, in which Wells s ch [...]

    14. Is this the pinnacle of great literature Not really Is it a fun, quick read Definitely An interesting take on what if science fiction, Anderson takes H.G Wells and some of his familiar characters and contemporaries and drops them right into their own stories with a romp through a possible Martian invasion Of course, one must realize that the science in this is complete bunk, but a simple suspension of belief solves that problem instantly Alternating voices between the action of Wells and the jo [...]

    15. This is a great take on the formulation of a timeless classic So suppose H.G Wells saw something that led him to write The War of the Worlds, now suppose that something was Mars, Martians, and other fantastic alien views All those speculations are what this book is, a what if narrative about H.G Wells and his inspiration of his hard hitting classic that rocked America Now this book is fantastic I love it, My Favorite thing about this is the fact that it takes a well established story that actual [...]

    16. Gabriel Mesta is Kevin J Anderson I m used to just a little bit from him I think In The Martian War , Anderson builds a story around H.G Wells and his real adventures much as he did with Jules Verne in Captain Nemo The story is told on two fronts from two different perspectives One focuses on Wells and his companions, the other comes from entries in the journal of Dr Moreau While the story is interesting it fails to really expand on what we know from Wells stories It is kind of predictable but [...]

    17. When I started reading this book, I thought that I was getting into a sort of high adventure along the lines of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen As it turns out, that s not what this book is.And I think it s the better for it Anderson is able to capture the style and feel of a turn of the century world encountering an alien crisis The technology used such as the cavorite sphere are obviously fictional, they are entirely in keeping with the understanding of the time and seem completely plaus [...]

    18. Well done sir, you have done Wells proud This epic adventure not only includes most characters that H.G.Wells invented but the tale also reads like a Wells book I loved it from start to finish it was almost as if the man came back from the dead to write it Now in saying that, it wasn t flawless and some points seemed predictable and maybe droned on however that was only enough to knock 1 star off the total 5.Again Well Done

    19. I really wanted to like this book, but it reads like a sketch than a fully formed novel If you weren t very familiar with H.G Wells and his fiction I think it would be even disappointing I have to say I think the graphic novel League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two uses some of the same concepts but in a compelling way.

    20. Not a true prequel sequel tie in, The Martian War is of a look back at the possibility of how Wells came up with the story The way it is told by Kevin J Anderson, this story could have been the inspiration behind Wells War of the Worlds.For a in depth review, please go to amazingstoriesmag 2013 01

    21. A quick enough read but overall less than satisfying Blends HG Wells inspired sci fi with historical characters.Spends much time building the mental superiority of the Martians only to have them outwitted and outfoxed at every turn achieving nothing substantial than a few minor Meccano constructs Bettered by the works of Phillip Jose Farmer and recent steam punk outings.

    22. Imaginative and a well done homage to the godfather of SF The pacing of the whole thing feels a bit rushed, and it s a short book by modern standards, lacking time to do much character development That may be true to some of Wells original work, but it nonetheless leaves modern readers wanting .

    23. This book is exceptionally poor The writing is below the grade level of a freshman in high school, not college The author appears to believe that entertainment is derived from grossing out readers, which he attempts in most chapters The science is absurd, even if he is attempting to write in the Victorian style and I suspect that readers from that era would also pan this book.

    24. Intriguing take on War of the WorldsAnderson does an excellent job of providing the flavor of Wells original novel, while deftly incorporating a personal story and a couple of other characters from the same literary universe.

    25. A fascinating alternate vision of The War of the Worlds by HG Wells I can t wait to read his sort of follow up which is a compilation of letters written by famous individuals during the actual Martian invasion.

    26. This vividly imaginative tale told in clean, tight prose is a worthy successor to H.G Wells The War of the Worlds my review and a most pleasant read.

    27. Complete rubbish Very boring story in which Mesta tries to weave several of Wells stories into one The result is a very badly written and ridiculous saga of unconnected bits and pieces A cheap production to cash in on Wells name.

    28. A kind of What if Steampunk novel What if Mars was about to invade the Earth, and what if you tossed in H G Wells, T H Huxley, Dr Moreou, Percival Lowell and the Invisible Man as characters Mix well and you have a brisk adventure.

    29. I am not usually a science fiction reader, but this was a book that grabbed my attention It is a fun mixture of historical figures and fictional characters with plenty of references to the works of H.G Wells.

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