The War of the World’s TV Tie-in edition

The BBC have adapted the classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds by HG Wells. Inevitably there is a tv tie in edition coming, this time from Sphere books.

I’m not sure if I actually have a copy of the novel so I’ll probably pick it up.

As an added bonus the cover features Eleanor Tomlinson, aka Demelza in Poldark. Sigh.

The book contains an introduction by science fiction author Stephen Baxter who has written an authorised sequel to the novel called The Massacre of Mankind.

The classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion is now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None.

One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it’s discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance.

The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London – and the world – begins.

Now with a new introduction by Stephen Baxter.

The War of the World’s is published on 14 February 2019. I assume the broadcast of the adaptation will follow soon after.