H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds Illustrated

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H.G. Wells is often referred to as the ‘father of science fiction’; his tales of time travel and alien invasion have enthralled generations.

His 1898 novel, The War of The Worlds, tells the story of an invasion from Mars and the ensuing conflict between the Martians and mankind. Over the years, there have been many cinematic adaptations and a musical version, but never before has there been a fully illustrated coffee table book in which the classic scenes are brought to life.

H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds Illustrated is a 276-page hardback containing the original book text, expertly brought to life through a series of illustrations by artist, Adam Rufino. The book contains nearly 100 full-colour artworks. Also included are an introduction by science fiction author Adam Roberts, a substantial feature on the life and works of H.G. Wells and an interview with Adam Rufino that showcases his concept sketches from the books development.

Book specifications
276 pages. 297mm × 210mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Metallic silver ink. Hardback, Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.

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Randy H.
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Fantastic reimagination of a classic

Love the illustrations of a classic sci-fi story.

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Super quick delivery and absolutely amazing quality throughout. I was really excited for this to arrive, and my expectations were still exceeded. Amazingly put together with fantastic illustrations. Will definitely order again :)

Helen M.
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I absolutely love this book. I collect illustrated books, and couldn't believe that a big fully illustrated volume could be well produced at such a low price, but this is a stunning book to look at. It's big enough to be easy to read and show off the illustrations, not too big or heavy to read comfortably, and well laid out. My only quibble is with silver lettering on pale backgrounds - that can be hard to read unless you have perfect 20/20 vision (or you're reading on a screen, as the designer probably was) but as it was purely design elements and not text it didn't interrupt the flow of the book. I enjoyed every page and look forward to seeing what Bitmap publishes next!

Mark M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Superb book

Lovely book, well produced, lots of art - highly recommended

Ben S.
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Bitmap books War of the Worlds.

I am blown away with the quality of this book and all my bitmap books ! Such a great service ! I ordered a bunch of books from bitmap very late last December and they arrived before Christmas!!! Beating every other delivery I had that month by lite years ! If you farcy any of they’re books then just order them now ! Don’t think about it , don’t worry about when they will get there ! They will come fast and you’ll have a unique collectable book on you’re shelf !! Also war of the worlds illustrated is a beautiful book and I’m glad to have it ! Even ordered an extra copy for my uncle .