The War of The Worlds

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells (first published in 1897) is amongst my favourite science fiction novels.  Having seen the film starring Tom Cruise (which I actually quite like, although I realise it is frowned upon!) I was careful to paint this image based on my interpretations from descriptions in the book and my own imagination as much as possible.  It wasn’t until this point that I realised how little the tripods are described.  This increased my interpretation of H.G.Wells’ writing.  He manages to create a strong feeling of terror by leading the reader to their own imagination.