Cylinders land on earth and the invaders, from Mars, vaporize the people of Earth. Houses and cities are soon destroyed in a spiral of violence, creating civil panic and mass evacuations before a foul black smoke is released by the aggressive alien force. H.G. Wells' classic tale of invasion is a great adventure story by a master storyteller.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946). Novelist, journalist, social reformer and historian H.G. Wells is one of the greatest science fiction writers. With Aldous Huxley and, later, George Orwell he defined the adventurous, social concern of early speculative fiction where the human condition was played out on a greater stage. Wells created over fifty novels, including The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.