Friday, December 6, 2019

Ten top classics of British science fiction

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged ten top titles from the Golden Age of British Sci-Fi, including:
The War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells

The ultimate alien invasion story, Wells’s electrifying yarn has been oft imitated but never bettered. Expertly combining the minutiae of late- Victorian England with the spectacular arrival of dazzlingly imagined extra-terrestrial beings, The War of the Worlds is a triumph of set piece action and pulsating atmosphere
Read about the other entries on the list.

The War of the Worlds also appears on Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on aliens and John Mullan's list of ten of the best aliens in science fiction; the movie version starring Tom Cruise is one of the Independent's five turkey adaptations.

--Marshal Zeringue