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Despite being penned in the final years of the nineteenth century, this is a story so powerful, it was (and remains) the model and the high standard for all of the alien invasion tales that followed. It captures the essence of invasion and the resulting piece-by-piece evisceration of human civilization. The unfolding events hum in resonance with some deep and primal fear.
Even after numerous repeat readings, the narrative feels fresh and modern, despite the setting, and I find myself flipping back as I read to savor favorite scenes. If there’s any weakness, the few moments of Victorian-style sentiment — especially at the end — do feel dated to modern eyes, but it’s understandable in context… and nothing can diminish the devastating shriek of the Martian heat ray.
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