The Martian War by Gabriel Mesta
A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion As Reported by Mr. H.G. Wells

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Classic science fiction author H. G. Wells's most memorable and compelling novel was arguably The War of the Worlds, made even more famous by the notorious Mercury Theater radio production starring Orson Welles that became the "Night That Panicked America." But what if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H. G. Wells's vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds not as entertainment but as a warning to the complacent people of Earth?

International bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, writing here as Gabriel Mesta, explores that tantalizing theory in this unique, thrilling novel that expertly evokes the Victorian era. From drafty London flats to the steamy Sahara, to the surface of the moon and beyond, The Martian War takes the reader on an exhilarating journey with Wells and his companions -- and is pure delight from start to finish.
 

About Gabriel Mesta

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Gabriel Mesta is better known as his alter ego of Kevin J. Anderson. He has over 16 million books in print in 29 languages. Readers are most familiar with his Star Wars and X-Files novels; the Young Jedi Knights series with his wife, Rebecca Moesta; the prequels to Dune with Brian Herbert; and his original SF epic, "The Saga of Seven Suns" -- Hidden Empire, A Forest of Stars, and Horizon Storms (in which "Gabriel Mesta" briefly appears as a fictional character). His previous "fantastic historical" novel, Captain Nemo (written under the not-so-clever pen name of K. J. Anderson), has been optioned for a feature film or a TV miniseries. For more information on his numerous projects, see his website, www.wordfire.com.
 
Published May 31, 2005 by Gallery Books. 272 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Would-be SF thriller posits H.G. Wells as having actually experienced the adventures he wrote about.

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What if H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds had a basis in fact? That's the premise of Mesta's high-spirited, heartfelt tribute, in which Wells, his secon

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Huxley, join forces with other real Victorians and various characters from Wells's books to thwart the Martian invasion of Earth in 1894.

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Wells as well as the late Victorian scientific and technical community whose advances laid much of the foundation of the twentieth century.

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Parallels exist between The Martian War and the second volume of Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Both revolve around a retelling of the War of the Worlds and both use a plethora of Victorian fiction characters (although Mesta confines himself only to those who appeared in the stor...

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