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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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4.9 Based on 32 Reviews
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07/19/2021
Mick D.
Australia
Unmatched Quality

This is a great way to read this story, as well as provide a new way for others who already know the title. If you only know the Hollywood version of War of the Worlds, then you don't know the real story.

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05/25/2021
Robbie W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A visual delight.

War of the worlds is a highly beloved sci-fi classic, and here it is beautifully illustrated along with some history, interviews and pieces of concept art. I've never been particularly big on this HG Wells classic, but I appreciated it enough to give this wonderfully made book a purchase. It arrived within 2 days and was packaged incredibly well. I'd say this was well worth the asking price. If you love all things HG Wells, or just war of the worlds, this is a high recommendation. Bitmap books never fails to create a high quality product.

RJ
05/09/2021
Robert J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really fast service

I ordered this on a whim as I wanted to see what it was like. I didn’t expect such quick delivery, which was a really nice surprise. The book is a really well made item worthy of a collectors piece and, as such, my copy remains in the cellophane on my shelf of collectors items. I might actually buy another book sometime.

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05/04/2021
Rich T.
Sweden Sweden
An excellent dip into the Wells

An excellent edition of Well's classic The War of the Worlds. Well presented, lushly illustrated, and full of extras: an intro by Adam Roberts, a vice-chair of the H.G. Wells Society, and much info generally about the author and the various media interpretations of the story: Orson Welles' acclaimed radio dramatisation, Jeff Wayne's musical album and live shows, and Hollywood's attempts at transfer to the big screen.

CD
04/09/2021
Christopher D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Exceptional

From the minute this arrived I was very impressed. Very quick delivery. Very well wrapped and packaged An excellently produced book. If you're a fan get it. You won't be disappointed.