Baker & Taylor Contains the original story by H.G. Wells, and describes how Orson Welles was inspired by the tale of Martian invasion to create the radio broadcast in 1938 which frightenend over one million people.
Book News A coffee table book telling the story behind one of the most notorious radio broadcasts in history Orson Welles' 1938 adaptation of The War of the Worlds . With a foreword by Ray Bradbury, the work includes a full script of the radio play as well as the text of H.G. Wells' original novel (the accompanying audio CD enables readers to hear the broadcast). It also discusses imitators, precursors, and the reasons the prospect of life on Mars has fascinated and frightened generations. Lavishly illustrated with photos, drawings, and reproductions of lurid science- fiction dust jackets. Oversize: 9.75x10.75. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)