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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

June 2, 2012

H.G. Wells saw the future of modern warfare when he imagined meteor showers bringing bellicose Martian tripods down upon unsuspecting Victorian England.

Stuart In LA has known The War of the Worlds through its many offshoots - the infamous 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast, the 1953 Hollywood disaster movie, the 1980's syndicated TV show, and the Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg remake currently being reviewed for special donors at NowPlayingPodcast.com. But he's never read the 19th Century original novel until now. Listen and find out if he thinks the source material still stands as a pillar of the science fiction genre.