Questions tagged [the-war-of-the-worlds]

Questions related to the 1897 science fiction novel The War of the Worlds by the English author H. G. Wells. Use this tag with the [h-g-wells] tag.

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What theme best links to the moment when one of the Martians is destroyed by artillery fire?

In The War of the Worlds, in Book 1 Chapter 12, one of the Martians is destroyed by artillery fire. Among all the themes that are prominent in the book, which theme would link to this moment best? I ...
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Could the War of the Worlds be considered a proto Cosmic Horror story?

After reading the War of the Worlds, I have noticed that H.G. Wells has presented several themes that would not be alien to something that Lovecraft would compose. There's a deep anti-anthropocentric ...