The Complete War of the Worlds

The Complete War of the Worlds

Mars' Invasion of Earth From H.G. Wells to Orson Welles

Book - 2001
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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 (

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2001
ISBN: 9781570717147
Characteristics: xiii, 201 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Holmsten, Brian
Lubertozzi, Alex
Alternative Title: War of the worlds


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