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An illustration of Martians attacking

from a 1906 edition of The War of the Worlds by HG Wells.

 

Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

 

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

Thursday 1 October 2015    12.01 BST

Last modified on Thursday 1 October 2015    13.30 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/01/
george-rr-martin-mars-game-of-thrones-martians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No one would have believed,

in the last years

of the nineteenth century,

that human affairs

were being watched keenly and closely

by intelligences greater than man's

and yet as mortal as his own;

that as men busied themselves

about their affairs

they were scrutinized and studied,

perhaps almost as narrowly

as a man with a microscope

might scrutinize the transient creatures

that swarm and multiply

in a drop of water.

                                                                                                                 War of the Worlds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbert George Wells    1866-1946

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/
hgwells

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/14/
hg-wells-obituary-archive-1946

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/10/
814043879/the-invisible-man-is-transparently-creepy

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/19/
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http://www.npr.org/2016/11/27/
503362764/long-unseen-by-readers-h-g-wells-ghost-story-finally-debuts-in-print

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/20/
how-hg-wells-stirred-up-the-dregs-of-english-society

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/13/
hg-wells-visions-of-the-future-remain-unsurpassed

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/24/
unseen-hg-wells-ghost-story-published-for-first-time

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/20/
ali-smith-celebrates-hg-wells-role-creation-un-declaration-of-human-rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/
books/review/beyond-our-future-in-space-by-chris-impey.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/16/
hg-wells-history-of-mr-polly-100-best-novels

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/
movies/homevideo/new-on-blu-ray-erle-c-kentons-island-of-lost-souls.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/mar/11/
hg-wells-david-lodge

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/sep/18/
hg-wells-anniversary

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jun/11/
hgwells 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/feb/26/
classics.hgwells 

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/29/
movies/another-terror-attack-but-not-by-humans.html

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/may/31/
netnotes.classics

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/14/
hg-wells-obituary-archive-1946

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/oct/14/
archive-hg-wells-turns-70-1936

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4722621 - June 25, 2009

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1933/01/13/
archives/charles-laughton-as-a-mad-scientist-in-a-pictorial-conception-of-an.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/11/
hg-wells-the-time-machine-reviewed-1895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM

ORSON WELLES AND MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1938

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you

a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

 

At twenty minutes before eight, central time,

Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory,

Chicago, Illinois,

reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas,

occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars.

 

The spectroscope indicates the gas

to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth

with enormous velocity.

 

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton

confirms Farrell's observation,

and describes the phenomenon

as (quote) like a jet of blue flame

shot from a gun (unquote).

 

We now return you

 to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you

in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel,

situated in downtown New York.

 

https://genius.com/
Orson-welles-the-war-of-the-worlds-annotated

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