After contemplating the existence and intention in our intergalactic neighbors, we decided to take a different tack on alien visitors this month. What if, after landing, they made their intentions abundantly clear? What if it was bad for the human race? Like lay waste to everything that moves kind of bad? Is that their only
HG Wells’ 1897 novel The War of the Worlds paints a portrait of turn of the century England that is both vivid and relatable. This science fiction staple imagines how a pre-internet society might interact with a technologically advanced species from beyond the stars!
This is one of the classics and it’s high time Book Club tackled it. You’ll find all kinds of good articles on the importance of HG Wells, his imagination, and his influence on technology. In Worlds, Wells shows us one possible vision of the future and makes us ask what’s most important when the world comes apart.
Book of the Month: The War of the Worlds
Author: HG Wells
Available at Amazon, Audible, the Strand or your local books store
Next Meeting: Sunday, August 26th @ 2 PM
Location: Woods and Ales – 234 W 14th Street, New York, NY
Already read The War of the Worlds? There’s also an authorized sequel called The Massacre of Mankind that we are super curious about written by a Wells enthusiast, Stephen Baxter, in 2017. We won’t get into details but hear that it’s worth it if you enjoy the original.