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Book review: i’m not much of a science fiction reader but i found “the war of the worlds" by h.g. wells abandoned on a train on my commute to work so i decided to read it. the book is relatively short and depicts what would happen if england was invaded by martians during the late 19th century.
the book starts with the narrator mentioning that the people of earth never expected martians to attack (understandable). then martian cylinders come crashing down into the english countryside. the cylinders open, revealing martians that don't move so well – that is, until they build their tank-like tripods and go striding around the countryside burning everything in sight with their heat-rays.
i didn’t like this book. i know the war of the worlds is considered a “classic must read science fiction book” but i couldn’t connect with the text. i even tried listening to the audio book version read by the actor leonard nimoy and found it hard to like anything about the story.
i’ve awarded the war of the worlds a goodreads rating of two stars.
am i being too hard? have you read war of the worlds? did you like/dislike it? what did you think?
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comment 12 star 368 3 weeks ago

#spookythings for #halloween 💀no. 5: l👀k at this beautiful true first edition of thirty strange stories by h. g. wells, published by edward arnold, 1897. 📖💀
i did some research, and at $700 our copy is the most expensive on ebay! it is also in the best condition by far, though not quite flawless. dm for details, or check it out on our ebay store, link in bio. for the month of october, i am putting this book on sale for the arbitrary price of $666. 🎃💀🎃
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comment 7 star 106 2 weeks ago

Another oldish design from earlier this year. going back to 1898 with war of the worlds inspired shirt design. this was 3 colours on a black tee for @the_zbox (threads) #illustration #waroftheworlds #hgwells #art #design #screenprints #tshirtdesign #drawing #illustrator

comment 4 star 133 August 2018

Publicado por primera vez en el año 1897 el clásico entre los clásicos de ciencia ficción, "la guerra de los mundos" fue escrita por el britanico herbert george wells. realmente es un gran libro si tenemos en cuenta que a partir de este se creó el topico de los aliens ( cuyo significado en inglés equivale a extraterrestre o extrangero). aquí se nos narra con lujo de detalle una invasión por parte del planeta marte, el cual posee armas y equipamentos que supera con creces la arcaica y primitiva tecnologia terrícola. wells se adelanta muchísimo tiempo y describe vehículos y armas compensados para la época y dota con ellos a los invasores. despiadados e implacables.
si te gusta la ciencia ficción, este libro es una lectura obligada. no es demasiado largo, por lo que no se hace para nada tedioso. lo mejor es que podrás disfrutar en pocas páginas la descripción de una invasión extraterrestre fruto de la impresionante imaginación de su autor. describiendo el miedo, el estupor, la impotencia y el terror de una poblacion ante ante un invasor del que no se pueden defender, con el que no se puede negociar.
el libro fue interpretado como una crítica a las acciones coloniales en áfrica, asia y américa por parte de europa, que siempre ha tenido una tecnología superior, lo cual ha otorgado a los europeos la condición de seres superiores, cuya misión era conquistar todos los países y pueblos. aquí los papeles cambian con la llegada de unos marcianos. gracias a la gran máscara de lo que parece ser una invasión interplanetaria inmisericorde wells lanza una rotunda critica a las políticas costumbres de la sociedad victoriana europea de fines del siglo xix.
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#sciencefiction #scifi

comment 5 star 52 3 weeks ago

The war of the worlds / h.g. wells / penguin / design: @bentham89

comment 5 star 234 3 weeks ago

Soul scavenger. acrylic. i remember doing this while reading war of the worlds. one of my dream projects is to illustrate hg wells novel in keeping with the time. maybe one day..#magicthegathering #mtgcommunity #illustration #hgwells #waroftheworlds #monster @spectrumfantasticart

comment 3 star 318 2 weeks ago

For this upcoming @savannahsweettease show i’m brushing up on my #halloween reading! 👨‍🔬 the #invisibleman is coming to #gainesville, fl 8/18, #orlando 8/19, #savannah, ga on 8/20 and #asheville, nc 8/21 before our finale at @thejinx912 in savannah on 8/27! don’t miss the #savannahsweettease present #mastersofhorror! 👻 #sweettease #hgwells #burlesque 📸 @tugboat_kht

comment 0 star 28 12 minutes ago

From science fact to science fiction, we are pretty crazy over this scintillating #scifi anthologies from the @britishlibrary. 🌌🤓(thank you @papersource_rivernorth for the galactic backdrop!)
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moonrise: a collection of classic sci-fi stories by a roster of authors including #arthurcclarke, #hgwells, and #johnwyndham🤗

before the #apollo11 mission succeeded in landing on the moon in 1969, writers and visionaries were fascinated by how we might get there and what we might find. the greeks and romans speculated about the moon almost 2000 years before h.g. wells or #julesverne wrote about it, but interest peaked from the late 1800s, when the prospect of lunar travel became more viable. this anthology presents 11 short stories from the most popular magazines of the golden age of sf, including the @strandmag, @astoundingsciencefiction, and amazing stories, and features classic sf writers as well as lesser-known writers for dedicated fans of the genre to discover.
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four-sided triangle: contemporary readers have the chance to enjoy temple's unusual blend of traditional sf with a darkly ironic tone
"the idea was too big for the mind to grasp in all its implications at the first attempt. but when you did get a grip on it, just to let the imagination rove with the possibilities!" science is on the verge of a revolution. a cutting-edge new replication process is invented, and any matter can be reproduced—#shakespeare's signature, works of art, even . . . a human being? when a brilliant scientist believes that this perfect replication process offers the solution to an excruciating love triangle, the limits of the new technology are tested—and impossible questions of identity and originality threaten to tear apart the best-laid plans of paradise. .
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#scififantasy #scifibooks #currentlyreading #spaceiscool #tbr #moonrise #foursidedtriangle #outerspace #twilightzone #apollomission #firstman #scifinovel #nerd #nerdy #geek #bookstagram #britishlibrary #sciencefictionbooks #classics #bookish #geekout #bookphotography #bookphoto

comment 0 star 30 3 hours ago

Quote of the day.

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comment 1 star 13 4 hours ago

I decided to create a time machine of my own to travel into the distant future .. like #hgwells ... so where should i go? #4thdimension #dials #gears #levers #pullies #dohicky #dontpressthebutton #thefuture

comment 0 star 12 4 hours ago

Book cover design 3 of 3 - h.g. wells’ “the time machine” #contemporarydesign #graphicdesign #minimalism #bookcoverdesign #hgwells #handdrawn

comment 0 star 10 4 hours ago

Book cover design 2 of 3 - h.g. wells’ “the island of doctor moreau” #contemporarydesign #graphicdesign #minimalism #bookcoverdesign #hgwells #handdrawn

comment 0 star 13 4 hours ago

Book cover design 1 of 3 - h.g. wells’ “the invisible man” #contemporarydesign #graphicdesign #minimalism #bookcoverdesign #hgwells #handdrawn

comment 0 star 8 4 hours ago

I know h.g. wells is not actually steampunk, but, let's face it, if that were an actual historical movement, wells would have been a part of it. (also, this idea was placed into my head by shipwrecked comedy's edgar allan poe's m****r mystery dinner party series. if you haven't watched it, what are you doing with your life? it'samazing and found for free on youtube.)

i haven't read any wells yet, which is a shame. if i finish my spooky books in time to add one or both of the novels in this volume to my october reading, that'll be great. if not, i'm definitely placing them in my november reading plan, which will be all classics. xx
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comment 2 star 31 4 hours ago

Had to save these books from the donation pile. you can tell i read the invisible man more than once.
#hgwells #theinvisibleman #frankenstein #maryshelley #theexorcist

comment 0 star 14 6 hours ago

Morlock makeup test! i’ve been asked by @bloomingstudios to costume for an upcoming short film based on h.g. wells’s sci-fi classic: the time traveler. .
the makeup and costume test turned out great and i’m super excited to be working with such an amazing team!
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makeup by the incredibly talented julia vinha and @rachelannb97 .
the project will be directed by @ebzkhalil and will star @tevamana.art .
love to hear your thoughts!
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#hgwells #timetraveler #timemachine #hgwellsthetimemachine #morlocks #makeup #prosthetics #prostheticsmakeup #horror #monster #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesvideo

comment 0 star 150 6 hours ago

" quickly, one after the other, four of the fighting machines appeared. monstrous tripods, higher than the tallest steeple, striding over the pine trees and smashing them, walking engines of glittering metal. each carried a huge funnel, and i realized with horror id seen this awful thing before." #inktober #scifiart #hgwells #waroftheworlds

comment 0 star 12 8 hours ago

#hgwells - #liledudocteurmoreau terminé le 12 octobre
challenges :
- #defilecture2018 : un #livre dont vous repoussez sans cesse la #lecture - #sfunjoursftoujours : lire un #classique #sf - groupe #lc #ilestbiencelivre : un livre du genre #terreur / dhorreur - #challengeharrypotter : un livre dont l'histoire se passe dans l'eau ou à proximité

je suis embêtée avec cette lecture parce que je ne sais pas vraiment quel message il faut comprendre, quelle leçon on doit en tirer. et moi quand je lis des dystopies, c’est justement pour le message. avant d’attaquer ce livre je pensais qu’il s’agissait d’une critique sur les dérives de la science, mais à la lecture je n’ai pas eu cette impression. certes, le docteur moreau est présenté comme un mégalomane féru d’expérimentations, mais ce ne sont pas ces expérimentations qui sont contestées en soi par l’auteur. j’étais d’ailleurs assez choquée de constater que la #vivisection animale ne pose de problème à personne dans ce roman. le héros, prendick, s’inquiète de ce que des êtres humains soient vivisectés, mais lorsqu’il découvre qu’il n’en est rien, ça n’a plus d’importance. je pense en fait que la #science n’est que secondaire dans le récit, que c’est un prétexte pour illustrer l’ambition démesurée de moreau qui apparaît comme un démiurge, un puissant créateur à l’instar d’un frankenstein mais avec en prime le pouvoir de régner sur le monde qu’il a créé. et là encore, j’ai un souci. on sent bien qu’il s’agit d’une critique de la #colonisation, que l’auteur veut montrer qu’on ne peut modeler une société à sa guise comme un sauveur, un prophète venu civiliser les « sauvages ». d’autant que certaines créatures sont comparées à des hommes noirs, parlant avec un accent stéréotypé de l’époque coloniale (un peu comme dans tintin au congo…). et c’est justement ce qui me pose problème. d’une part, le fait de comparer les personnes colonisées à des animaux, d’autres part de coller cet accent à une créature qui est pourtant un animal au départ… d’où sort cet accent ? (suite en com)

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comment 1 star 35 8 hours ago

The chap weapons back issue collection, featuring riding crops, umbrellas, walking canes and razor blades, available now from our web site #weapons #ridingcrop #jillycooper #umbrella #bartitsu #steampunk #razorblade #peakyblinders #paulanderson #arthurshelby #hgwells #chapmagazine #backissues #mensmagazine #vintagemen #vintagestyle #vintagefashion #vintagelifestyle

comment 2 star 112 10 hours ago

Here's another attempt at making #wellswednesday a thing! we are always on the lookout for interesting and/or uncommon items by, or relating to, h. g. wells, including: signed items, first editions, rare ephemera and canadian editions. contact us if you'd like to have more information on what we currently have in stock or if you think you might have something that we would be interested in purchasing

comment 1 star 26 10 hours ago

The redfield arts r***e ep 5
in conversation with actor and singer mackenzie menter, who stars as bess houdini in our upcoming #audiodrama “the adventures of harry & bess houdini: magicians in the ghost world”! plus author and otr historian martin grams jr. on the 80th anniversary of orson welles celebrated radio adaptation of hg wells “the war of the worlds”! now on
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the redfield arts r***e ep 5
in conversation with actor and singer mackenzie menter, who stars as bess houdini in our upcoming #audiodrama !
now on
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https://soundcloud.com/user-170850884/the-redfield-arts-revue-episode-6-in-conversation-with-mackenzie-menter

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comment 0 star 11 10 hours ago