For over one hundred years H. G. Wells' classic science fiction story of the Martian invasion of Earth has captivated readers with a combination of imagination and incisive commentary on the imbalance of power that continues to exist today. No one would have believed in the final years of the nineteenth century that our world was being observed keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own....So begins The War of the Worlds, the classic science fiction tale that first suggested the possibility of intelligent life on other planets and has enthralled readers for generations. This compelling tale describes the Martian invasion of earth. When huge, tireless creatures land in England, complete chaos erupts. Using their fiery heat rays and crushing strength, the aliens just may succeed in silencing all opposition. Is life on earth doomed? Will mankind survive? A timeless view of a universe turned upside down, The War of the Worlds is an ingenious and imaginative classic science fiction look into the possibilities of the future and the secrets yet to be revealed.