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H.G. Wells is often referred to as the ‘father of science fiction’; his tales of time travel and alien invasion have enthralled generations.

His 1898 novel, The War of The Worlds, tells the story of an invasion from Mars and the ensuing conflict between the Martians and mankind. Over the years, there have been many cinematic adaptations and a musical version, but never before has there been a fully illustrated coffee table book in which the classic scenes are brought to life.

H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds Illustrated is a 276-page hardback containing the original book text, expertly brought to life through a series of illustrations by artist, Adam Rufino. The book contains nearly 100 full-colour artworks. Also included are an introduction by science fiction author Adam Roberts, a substantial feature on the life and works of H.G. Wells and an interview with Adam Rufino that showcases his concept sketches from the books development.

Book specifications
276 pages. 297mm × 210mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Metallic silver ink. Hardback, Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.

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Karen G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Fantastic artwork and presentation

This is an awesome book; the story and the artwork feed off each other to make reading it really immersive and engaging. I love the style, which reminds me of the classic days of '90s 2000AD comic-book art.

John D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Order fulfillment in general was great. Really well packaged and arrived in good time. As for the book itself, it's pure magic. The quality of the artwork and choices in presentation are superb. I've been telling the story to my little boy for a while now and I stumbled across this edition, and we've both been reading it together. It's so wonderful to see the effect the story and images have on him, it's not just a good book with some nice pictures, it's something more than that. War of the Worlds is one of my favourite books and seeing my boy genuinely fall in love with it is really quite an incredible experience. No other book has had such an impact on him, so thank you to everyone at Bitmap Books for producing what I see as a defining book for me as a reader, and as a dad.

Anthony W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Amazing book

Amazing book, amazing illustrations. Worth every penny.

Paula M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
War of the worlds

Such a good quality book! Looks really expensive. It was an anniversary gift and my bf loves it. I’ll be ordering some more soon!

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Alfred B.
Denmark Denmark
I recommend this product
Insane production value

I'm glad that I haven't read The War of the Worlds before making this purchase, because reading it for the first time through this book was a pleasant and thrilling experience. First, the paper and printing quality are insanely high. The paper is very thick and the colors are vivid. Second, the illustration concepts and their production really add to the experience of reading the book. As for the story, well, this is a 100 years classic. I loved it, just like some of the other H.G. Wells books that I have already read. I'd love to see more like this from Bitmap Books.

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