War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds : New Millennium

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First, the Mars probe picks up an anomaly. Then, NASA sees some strange activity, and many stargazers notice meteorites rocketing toward earth. A cylinder surreptitiously lands in Wisconsin, and then another, and another - The War of the Worlds has begun. As tripods leave a swath of destruction across the America, Washington groups some of its greatest minds to solve the problem. Meanwhile, the Pentagon throws at the invaders the latest hardware the military has to offer. At stake is the survival of the human race and the dominion of planet earth. "War Of The Worlds: New Millennium" follows in the great tradition of Wells's original masterpiece, Niven and Pournelle's "Footfall", and "V", the miniseries to tell the story of an alien invasion of earth from the viewpoints of a writer in rural Wisconsin, a soldier in the field, and a science advisor to the president. Merging Clancy with Clarke and filled with techno-thriller action, it is a truly page-turning SF thriller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 109.22 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765350009
  • 9780765350008
  • 1,581,471

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"Niles has written a gripping story around the premise."--"The Roanoke Times "on" War of the Worlds" "Outstanding ... must reading for imaginative WWII buffs" --"Booklist" on the Fox series "The authors' attention to military detail and maneuvers would satisfy any drill instructor, and they imbue even minor historical characters with authenticity and personality, demonstrating how an individual's actions and reactions shape history. This is a thoroughly plausible what-if scenario, and as such will please and titillate alternate history fans, WWII buffs, war gamers and others." --"Publishers Weekly" on the Fox series
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About Douglas Niles

Douglas Niles is an award winning game designer and the coauthor of the alternate WWII duology "Fox on the Rhine/Fox at the Front." He lives in Wisconsin.
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51 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (18)
3 29% (15)
2 12% (6)
1 8% (4)
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