The War Of The Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies

The War Of The Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies

by H. G. Wells, Eric S. Brown

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Overview

The invasion begins . . . and the dead start to rise.

There's panic in the streets of London as invaders from Mars wreak havoc on the living, slaying the populace with Heat-Rays and poisonous clouds of black smoke. Humanity struggles to survive against technology far beyond its own, meeting fear and death at every turn.

But that's not the only struggle mankind must face. The dead are rising from their graves with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Friends, neighbours and loved ones lost to the war of the worlds are now the enemy and the Earth is forever changed.

It's kill or be killed, if you want to survive, otherwise you might become one of the walking dead yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897217917
Publisher: Coscom Entertainment
Publication date: 04/30/2009
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
bemislibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Invaders from the Red Planet come to earth, causing zombies to swarm the planet, thus threatening all of mankind instead of just Great Britain. *** The possibility of life on other planets has been written about in many genres, especially science fiction. Author Eric S. Brown¿s fascination with zombies has led him to modify H.G. Wells classic, ¿War of the Worlds¿. While the Mars invaders in that original novel were limited to Great Britain, here zombies are created worldwide, as particles falling off the Martian spaceships spread throughout earth¿s atmosphere.Brown¿s version can be liken to his purchase of a frosted cake from a bakery to which he added a few sprinkles for decoration whereupon he takes credit for creating the entire confection. To say that the addition of zombies to this timeless tale is superficial is an understatement. Unlike Well¿s original, this version needs additional editing. There are some sentences with either a misspelled or missing word. For example on page 87, ¿It was my unfortunate luck that a dead man already killed the ditch home.¿ There are also a few minor formatting issues, although they do not affect the flow of the story. Readers interested in other War of the Worlds adaptations can read George H. Smith¿s, ¿The Second War of the Worlds¿; Was and Manly Wade Wellman¿s ¿Sherlock Holmes¿ War of the Worlds¿; J.M. Dillard¿s ¿War of the World¿s: The Resurrection¿; Max Allan Collin¿s ¿War of the Worlds Murder¿; Tony Wright¿s ¿War of the Worlds: Aftermath¿; Douglas Niles¿ ¿War of the Worlds: New Millennium¿; Gabriel Mesta¿s ¿The Martian Wars¿; or, ¿War of the Worlds: Global Dispatch¿ edited by Kevin J. Anderson.Readers interested in other zombie tales can read any one of Eric E. Brown¿s numerous books on zombies or ¿World War Z¿ and ¿The Zombie Survival Guide¿ by Max Brooks.
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She calmly walked in.
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Sat in his RV
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Insain much?
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He breathes a quick sigh of relief. "Hi," he repeated awkwardly. "I'm Eden."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in, a small hunting knife in a sheathe on her brown lether belt. She stood infront if Luma d stated bravely,"How do I get a REAL weapon? Do I have to kill? Get supplies? Tell me now."
penandtome More than 1 year ago
Invaders from the Red Planet come to earth, causing zombies to swarm the planet, thus threatening all of mankind instead of just Great Britain. *** The possibility of life on other planets has been written about in many genres, especially science fiction. Author Eric S. Brown's fascination with zombies has led him to modify H.G. Wells classic, "War of the Worlds". While the Mars invaders in that original novel were limited to Great Britain, here zombies are created worldwide, as particles falling off the Martian spaceships spread throughout earth's atmosphere. Brown's version can be liken to his purchase of a frosted cake from a bakery to which he added a few sprinkles for decoration whereupon he takes credit for creating the entire confection. To say that the addition of zombies to this timeless tale is superficial is an understatement. Unlike Well's original, this version needs additional editing. There are some sentences with either a misspelled or missing word. For example on page 87, "It was my unfortunate luck that a dead man already killed the ditch home." There are also a few minor formatting issues, although they do not affect the flow of the story. Readers interested in other War of the Worlds adaptations can read George H. Smith's, "The Second War of the Worlds"; Was and Manly Wade Wellman's "Sherlock Holmes' War of the Worlds"; J.M. Dillard's "War of the World's: The Resurrection"; Max Allan Collin's "War of the Worlds Murder"; Tony Wright's "War of the Worlds: Aftermath"; Douglas Niles' "War of the Worlds: New Millennium"; Gabriel Mesta's "The Martian Wars"; or, "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatch" edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Readers interested in other zombie tales can read any one of Eric E. Brown's numerous books on zombies or "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks.
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TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the original The War of the Worlds, so when I picked up The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts, and Zombies, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Maybe if I had read the rudimentary novel, I could have enjoyed it more, but not having done so, I found much of this book disappointing. I normally am a fan of science fiction because of the element of the gory and of the unknown. I was excited to read this because I knew it would involve zombies, but the zombies played very minute roles in the plot. I'm not sure why this had to be drawn out to 306 pages, but the best way I can explain what happens is that a mysterious cylinder carrying Martians appears, containing a Heat-Ray gun that zaps dead people into zombies. A few days later, another cylinder appears, containing more Martians, and another gun. Then a THIRD cylinder appears...and it's pretty much self-explanatory from there. Aside from the three cylinder appearances, nothing actually happened within the book, making it really hard to finish. In terms of style, it wasn't difficult to get through, which was pleasant because usually classics take a little more analyzing than usual. The quality of the writing however, was very bland and unmoving. There's this one scene with the zombies that attempts to be extremely bloodletting: "Their brains must have cooked inside their skulls like eggs frying in a pan." Okay, "eggs frying in a pan"? Real original. Real horrific. Nothing particularly motivated me to keep reading. It took me a while to finish the whole novel, and though it was a pretty facile read, in the end, I felt like I didn't get anything out of it. The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts, and Zombies wasn't the worst I've read, but it definitely isn't something I'd be interested in reading again. The monotonous way the author writes seems to drone on and on, and the action never presents itself as suspenseful or the least bit amusing, even. Radical Rating: 5 hearts- Satisfying for a first read, but I'm not going back.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mars is dying, but the inhabitants see earth as their next home. Knowing they are a thousand rimes smarter and even more advanced than humans, they expect no problems conquering the third planet. He sees an odd green light pass near his residence. He goes to look and finds a spacecraft. The inhabitants are mostly brains with tentacles using mechanical bodies for locomotion. More space ships follow as the invasion of earth has begun. When the Martians kill a human, the latter do not stay dead; instead they return as mindless carnivores seeking live human meat. The Martians did not expect this second order effect and their scientists struggle to find a way to kill the rising reanimated dead. The observer watches much of the invasion and the zombie counter insurgency. Just when it seems the angry red planet expatriates conquered earth, bacteria attacks the Martians. Eric S. Brown adds a relatively smooth major "Blood, Guts and Zombies" subplot to the original War of the Worlds. Though purists will ask why the Z treatment to this classic, the story line is lighthearted fun; unless you happen to be trapped between zombie and Martian fevers. The blending works for an enjoyable science fiction horror thriller though with Austen, Twain, and Lincoln fighting zombies in a sub-genre losing its freshness, who is next, Darth Vader? Harriet Klausner
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