War of the Worlds is a novel, later adapted into a book.
War of the Worlds is a science-fiction novel, written in 1896 by Herbert George Wells. Its plot concerns the invasion of then-contemporary England by the author's take on Martians, described as octopus-like beings who get about in gigantic three-legged war machines dubbed Tripods. With human society on the brink of collapse, the Martians are eventually ousted not by mankind's efforts but rather by the danger presented to them by Earth's germs, against which they have not a shred of immunity.
Recognized as the first novel about an alien invasion ever written, War of the Worlds was adapted in 1987 into a feature film starring Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Minnie Mouse, with Chief O'Hara also making a cameo as the British Chief of Police.
Behind the scenesEdit
War of the Worlds is mentioned in the 1957 TV special Mars and Beyond and in the 1987 story of the same name; it is, of course, the in-universe version of H. G. Wells's real-life The War of the Worlds, one of the founding works of modern science-fiction. Indeed, aside from the dropped "The" in the title (which follows the mistaken popular belief), there is no reason to assume the in-universe War of the Worlds differs much from the actual book.
It should nonetheless be noted that in real-life, The War of the Worlds was written between 1895 and 1897, and only released in 1898 — as opposed to the in-universe version, stated to date back to 1896.