The War of the Worlds review ☆ 3

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The War of the Worlds review ☆ 3 Ê When an army of invading Martians lands in England panic and terror seize the population As the aliens traverse the country in huge three legged machines incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of humOus toxic gases the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian ruleInspiring films radio dramas comic book adaptations television series and se. Paraphrasing Whitehead I would say that the safest general characterisation of the science fiction tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to H G Wells Indeed The War of the Worlds is probably the most influential novel of the whole science fiction genre as well as a significant part of the horror category I remember reading this short novel as a child and being viscerally engrossed and terrified Rereading it now made me aware of a few things First I realised how this book sums up and in a way accomplishes some of the things H G Wells had experimented before Just to name a few the Darwinian conflict between two similar species The Time Machine the fascination for freakish life forms The Island of Dr Moreau the chase around working class London and its surrounding area The Invisible ManIt is possible that H G Wells’s remarkable book was perceived at the close of the 19th century as just a fin de siècle catastrophic story — similar to say Mad Max or Terminator at the end of the 20th Though in hindsight The War of the Worlds is much than that It is indeed the kernel and the seed of all the later tales of extraterrestrial invasion and tropes of apocalyptic destruction from H P Lovecraft eg The Colour Out of Space to Arthur C Clarke eg Childhood's End Robert Heinlein eg The Puppet Masters Ray Bradbury eg The Martian Chronicles Arkady Strugatsky eg Roadside Picnic Margaret Atwood eg Oryx and Crake Michael Faber eg Under the Skin Cormac McCarthy eg The Road Ted Chiang eg Story of Your Life Emily Mandel eg Station Eleven or Jeff VanderMeer eg Annihilation Not to mention films and TV Alien Independence Day The Walking Dead and so many that I forget as I write this short noteWhat strikes me the most is the fact that Wells depicts humanity in the shoes of the invaded party and pictures the invaders as an alien race of bloodthirsty mollusks — which in itself sounds like a veiled but stark criticism of Western imperialism and sense of superiority But as it turns out Wells’s prophetic vision was not so much that of a War of the Worlds with extraterrestrial invaders but precisely a vision of the World War between fellow humans that would break out some twenty years later with a technological arsenal not unlike that of the Martians cf mechanised artillery chemical warfare surgical strikes Later still when the Second World War began and the Nazis were about to invade the whole of Europe Orson Welles remembered this old tale about a Martian invasion and turned it into an incredibly relevant radio sensation The masses of refugees described by H G Wells fleeing the war in a disorderly and life threatening manner is a sight anyone may witness even today despite all the concrete walls or steel fences that are supposed to stop themIn short this is an unavoidable masterpiece The only reproach I could make is regarding the ending where the deadly flu epidemic the Martians eventually suffer from feels a bit like a disappointing Deus ex Machina As a side note historically things unfolded the other way around when say Spanish Conuistadors landed on the shores of the New World They didn’t win against the Aztec and Inca Empires so much because of the superiority of their weapons religion or culture but because they were bringing the smallpox virus along with them — first major and unwitting case of biological warfare

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UelsThe War of the Worlds is a prototypical work of science fiction which has influenced every alien story that has come since and is unsurpassed in its ability to thrill well over a century since it was first published. The War of the Worlds HG Wells Arthur C Clarke IntroductionYet across the gulf of space minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us — H G Wells 1898 The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H G Wells first serialized in 1897 The War of the Worlds was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written Even long before man had learned to fly HG Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory British imperialism and generally Victorian superstitions fears and prejudices Wells said that the plot arose from a discussion with his brother Frank about the catastrophic impact of the British on indigenous Tasmanians What would happen he wondered if Martians did to Britain what the British had done to the Tasmanians The Tasmanians however lacked the lethal pathogens to defeat their invaders عنوانها ج‍ن‍گ‌ ج‍ه‍ان‌ه‍ا؛ جنگ دنیاها؛ نویسنده جرج هربرت اچ‌ج‍ی ول‍ز‏‫؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش سال 1999 میلادیعنوان ج‍ن‍گ‌ ج‍ه‍ان‌ه‍ا؛ نویسنده اچ‌ ج‍ی ول‍ز‏‫؛ مت‍رج‍م ع‍ل‍ی‌ ف‍اطم‍ی‍ان‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ وزارت فرهنگ وارشاد اسلامی، سازمان چاپ وانتشارات، نشر چشم انداز‏‫، 1377؛ در 254ص؛ مصور، شابک 9644220749؛ خلاصه شده از نسخه اصلی؛ چاپ دیگر 1379؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 19معنوان جنگ دنیاها؛ نویسنده اچ‌جی ولز؛ مترجم گروه ترجمه انتشارات آریانگار؛ تهران آریانگار، ‏‫1389؛ ‬در 64ص، رنگی؛ شابک 9786009214389؛عنوان جنگ دنیاها؛ نویسنده جرج هربرت ولز؛ مترجم سیدرضا مرتضوی؛ تهران آفرینگان‏‫، 1394؛ در 64ص؛ شابک 9786006753935؛عنوان جنگ دنیاها؛ نویسنده اچجی ولز؛ مترجم میرپویا حسینی‌اصل‌اسکویی؛ تهران انتشارات قافیه‏‫، ‏‫1397؛ در 64ص؛ شابک 9786226605496؛جنگ دنیاها عنوان رمانی علمی تخیلی ست، که «اچ جی ولز» نویسنده ی انگلیسی، در سال 1898میلادی نگاشته و منتشر کرده است؛ این رمان شرح تجربیات یک راوی گمنام است، که در حومه ی شهر لندن، شاهد هجوم موجودات بیگانه‌ ای از «مریخ» می‌شود؛ «جنگ دنیاها»، یکی از نخستین رمان‌هایی است، که ستیز بین نژاد بشر، و موجودات ماورایی را، با واژه هایش به تصویر می‌کشد؛ با الهام از این رمان، کتابهای مصور، مجموعه‌ های تلویزیونی، و فیلم‌های سینمایی بسیاری ساخته شده است؛ «استیون اسپیلبرگ» نی

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The War of the WorldsWhen an army of invading Martians lands in England panic and terror seize the population As the aliens traverse the country in huge three legged machines incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxi. I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the recent War of the Worlds movie The reason for this has to do with the original book than Tom Cruise or Steven Speilburg's tendency to wittle everything including alien attacks down to simple family problems In a lot of ways War of the Worlds 2006 was a close to dead on adaptation of the original Victorian novel Just a few words on why you should like or if you don't like respect War of the Worlds as a movieIt avoids alien movie cliches1 There are no characters Presidents generals etc who tell you what is going on on a global scale all information is through rumors 2 You do not see a major city destroyed nor any iconic landmarks 3 Instead of humanity banding together to defeat a common foe the characters and others they interact with are left increasingly fragmented and isolated That being said Speilburg's War of the Worlds adapts much of the plot line and themes from the original novel Instead of the 1950s version which pits a united front against the aliens Cold War adapted the original Victorian novel has a character travel isolated Wells' narrater like Tom Cruise finds himself on a ferry crossing holed up with a panicked priest who conflated with the artillery man provides us with a freaky Tim Robbins Robbins even shares a few lines with the artillery man The ending is much the same a kind of Now what sense pervades And of course Morgan Freeman's opening and closings are practically word by word from the novel The movie is also a great window into some of the novel's most important themes War of the Worlds is a very Post 911 movie There is the dust the annhilation of things we find familiar clothing floats from the sky in mimic of office paperThere is a pervading fear of complete and nonsensical annhiliation Whereas the 1950s adaption pits humanity against an enemy the updated version worries itself with unknown enemies who spring from the ground And Speilburg not one to be subtle has Dakota Fanning ask Tom Cruise Is it the terroristsThat being said the Victorian novel is a catelogue of Victorian anxieties This is the age of colonialism afterall and suddenly England is beset by a much powerful force unexpected and completely foreign 'Reverse' colonialism The aliens take England's resources kill off its people and even cover the landscape with alien plant life And perhaps the most over arching anxiety of all Darwin Here we have evolution at its cruelest; then consume us drinking our blood like in Bram Stoker's Dracula Just when humanity seems at its lowest nature kicks in and saves the day The ending seems anti climatic now but you have to remember that HG Wells did not have a pop reference that included Will Smith destroying the mother ship So my point is War of the Worlds is an amazing book and good movie and one can inform the other This is not a war any than it's a war between men and ants