|Most of us have, no doubt, heard of H.G. Wells; but few of us know about the man whom he credited with making his most famous book famous--his illustrator Henrique Alvim Correa.|
|The man of the three-legged war machine.|
|Henrique Alvim Corrêa, based on H. G. Wells' 1906 |
The War of the Worlds
|The title page from the deluxe edition of H.G. Well's novel, War of the Worlds, illustrated by Henrique Alvim Corrêa.|
|Corrêa's Martian can of worms.|
|Notice the resemblance of Corrêa's three-legged war machine to the AT-AT war machines in STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back.|
|Might we call this Wells' World War Zero?|
|For those who have read the book, can you follow the storyline from Corrêa's illustrations?|
|Michael Condron's sculpture of a Wellsian Tripod, |
in Woking, Surrey.
Just for fun, click on the arrow (above) and listen in on the most famous adaption of H.G. Wells sci-fi classic, the 1939 radio broadcast of Orson Welles' (no relation to H.G.) Mercury Theater that, despite warnings, seemed so real as to cause a major panic on the U.S. east coast--THE MARTIANS ARE COMING! THE MARTIANS ARE COMING!