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A full-cast adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel The War of the Worlds. No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...' A curiosity falls to Earth on Horsell Common, and a nightmare begins. England is laid waste by huge fighting machines, armed with devastating heat rays. Humanity brings its own weapons to bear upon the invaders, but can they be any match? Trapped in a war of two worlds, one couple battles to survive. Herbert and Amy bear witness to... The Martian Invasion of Earth. This is the sixth of six Big Finish full-cast adaptations of the works of British Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire Herbert George Wells. The original novel has been adapted by Nicholas Briggs, an actor and director well known for his role on BBC's Doctor Who, voicing many monsters including the dreaded Daleks! Star Richard Armitage is best known for appearances in BBC1's hit series Spooks, and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films.

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H. G. Wells

In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under at the Normal School of Science. Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London. After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine (1895) , The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) , The Invisible Man (1897) , and The War of the Worlds (1898) .Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins. Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free (as opposed to "indiscriminate") love. He continued to openly have extra-marital liaisons, most famously with , and a ten-year relationship with the author , who had one of his two out-of-wedlock children. A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change. His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia (1905) , The Outline of History (1920) , A Short History of the World (1922) , The Shape of Things to Come (1933) , and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind (1932) . One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church. Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a "divine will" in his book, God the Invisible King (1917) , it was a temporary aberration. Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world. He is best-remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism. He was also an outspoken socialist. Wells and are each sometimes referred to as "The Fathers of Science Fiction". D. 1946. More:

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