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War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches Kindle Edition
• Jules Verne reports on the Martian attacks on Paris
• Teddy Roosevelt, big game hunter, goes after the most dangerous game…from another world.
• Mark Twain recounts the Martians on the Mississippi.
• Jack London fights the Martians in the Yukon.
• Albert Einstein pits his great mind against the Martian overlords.
And fourteen other imaginary reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, including H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Pablo Picasso, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and others—as written by some of the greatest names in modern science fiction.
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B08V4TYTDN
- Publisher : WordFire Press LLC (March 10, 2021)
- Publication date : March 10, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1973 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 373 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #927,851 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I highly recommend tracking down this book.
What would it be like to have the most famous people of that time tells what really happened in their own way with the invasion? A very good read with some surprises here and there.
I particularly liked the one written as Jack London and thievery amusing story as it would have been written by Mark Twain.
Well-written, innovative, and thoroughly enjoyable, each story give a different view of the invasion as well as the Martians themselves, most while keeping within the Wellsian premise of their eventual defeat. It's an easy read, a good one, as well as an interesting idea.
This anthology is owned by the reviewer and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review.
This anthology is based on a fun premise. A talented circle of modern writers are invited to submit eyewitness reports from around the world of the late Victorian invasion of Earth by the Martians-- as eyewitnessed by, and written in the distinctive voices of, the great writers of that era.
I won't spoil anything here, but you can safely imagine Jack London describing his encounter and narrow escape from a Martian tripod. As with every anthology, different stories will resonate with different people, but I like the concept and the execution.
I hope this review is helpful.
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Not too bad really, some are almost pointless and rely on alternate paths to historical events such as Roosevelt's Rough Riders in Cuba (not very exciting, bit on an anti climax to be honest)
The Churchill story was a plagiarised rehash of his South African adventures, almost taken directly from the film "Young Winston"?
However I found the Jules Verne story quite good, the Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling stories were very engaging, although because they're short stories its all over too quickly, each one makes a reference to HG Wells, some subtle others quite distracting and irritating, the majority are from an American perspective.
All in all, give it a try, at the very least it passes the time!
Vorausgesetzt, er kann einigermaßen "fluent" Englisch lesen.
Die Idee, historische Zeitzeugen zu Wort kommen zu lassen , ist schlichtweg genial.
Manches regt zum Nachdenken an, wie z. B. die Inavasion Chinas.
Jack Londons Geschichte ist tragisch und herzzerreissend, während der Versuch, Paris zu erobern dann doch grandios scheitert.
Und ich habe mir nach der Lektüre fest vorgenommen, endlich mal etwas von Emily Dickinson zu lesen.