The War in the Air

The War in the Air H. G. Wells - The War in the Air: And Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While It Lasted, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908.

Author: H. G. Wells

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ISBN: 9783986777067

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The War in the Air H. G. Wells - The War in the Air: And Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While It Lasted, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908.

The Novels of H G Wells Volume Two

Three thrilling and thoughtful works of science fiction from a literary giant. From one of the great writers and thinkers of the modern era, this volume includes three brilliant novels.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504065092

Category: Fiction

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Three thrilling and thoughtful works of science fiction from a literary giant. From one of the great writers and thinkers of the modern era, this volume includes three brilliant novels. The War in the Air: Filled with petrol-powered war machines, ironclads, bombardments, and espionage, this novel, a cornerstone of early science fiction, prophesied methods of warfare that would only develop later in the twentieth century. The Sleeper Awakes: After falling into a drug-induced sleep in 1897 London, a man is stunned to wake in the year 2100 to a world he does not know—but this world knows him—in this prophetic, unsettling novel about technology and humanity. The Time Machine: A scientist journeys hundreds of thousands of years into the future to discover how humanity has evolved—and while Earth may seem radically different on the surface, some things have remained the same . . . belowground.

The War in the Air

At the beginning of the twentieth century the invention of the airplane revolutionizes warfare and precipitates a devastating world war between the United States and Germany and the Confederation of Eastern Asia.

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803298315

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At the beginning of the twentieth century the invention of the airplane revolutionizes warfare and precipitates a devastating world war between the United States and Germany and the Confederation of Eastern Asia.

The War in the Air

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The Next War in the Air

The Next War in the Air 28 The Doom of the Great City Cities first became the target of air attack as early as ... Wells had already portrayed massive urban destruction and panicstricken crowds in his 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds.

Author: Brett Holman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317022633

Category: History

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In the early twentieth century, the new technology of flight changed warfare irrevocably, not only on the battlefield, but also on the home front. As prophesied before 1914, Britain in the First World War was effectively no longer an island, with its cities attacked by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers in one of the first strategic bombing campaigns. Drawing on prewar ideas about the fragility of modern industrial civilization, some writers now began to argue that the main strategic risk to Britain was not invasion or blockade, but the possibility of a sudden and intense aerial bombardment of London and other cities, which would cause tremendous destruction and massive casualties. The nation would be shattered in a matter of days or weeks, before it could fully mobilize for war. Defeat, decline, and perhaps even extinction, would follow. This theory of the knock-out blow from the air solidified into a consensus during the 1920s and by the 1930s had largely become an orthodoxy, accepted by pacifists and militarists alike. But the devastation feared in 1938 during the Munich Crisis, when gas masks were distributed and hundreds of thousands fled London, was far in excess of the damage wrought by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz in 1940 and 1941, as terrible as that was. The knock-out blow, then, was a myth. But it was a myth with consequences. For the first time, The Next War in the Air reconstructs the concept of the knock-out blow as it was articulated in the public sphere, the reasons why it came to be so widely accepted by both experts and non-experts, and the way it shaped the responses of the British public to some of the great issues facing them in the 1930s, from pacifism to fascism. Drawing on both archival documents and fictional and non-fictional publications from the period between 1908, when aviation was first perceived as a threat to British security, and 1941, when the Blitz ended, and it became clear that no knock-out blow was coming, The Next War in the Air provides a fascinating insight into the origins and evolution of this important cultural and intellectual phenomenon, Britain's fear of the bomber.

The War of the Worlds

One decade later, Wells returned to the topic with The War in the Air (1908). The threat was still aerial – a German air attack against New York – but not interplanetary. For Wells, the focus was the threat posed by national complacency ...

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474229890

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life – and the afterlives – of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siécle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.

The War in the Air by H G Wells

The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and ...

Author: H. G. Wells

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The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts-in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a "forward-thinking young man" and a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-'ave-a-look-at-it and enamel-chipping variety."

H G Wells Best Novels The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Invisible Man The Island of Doctor Moreau etc

But if he gave way to so natural a proclivity, assuredly on the fourth night of the great flank march he was aroused, for that was the night of the battle in the air that decided the fate of Holland. The aeroplanes were fighting at last ...

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Flip

ISBN: 9782291010524

Category: Fiction

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In this collection you will find : Novels -The Time Machine -The War of the Worlds -The Invisible Man -The Island of Doctor Moreau -The Sleeper Awakes -A Modern Utopia -The Wheels of Chance -The First Men in the Moon -The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth -In the Days of the Comet -Ann Veronica Short Stories -Tales of Space and Time -The Red Room -The Diamond Maker -Æpyornis Island -The Chronic Argonauts -The Flowering of the Strange Orchid -The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes -The History of Mr Polly The World Set Free +++ H. G. Wells - Biography

The War in the Air

This thrilling tale is H. G. Wells at his modernist, visionary best.

Author: H G Wells

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ISBN: 1072440598

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This thrilling tale is H. G. Wells at his modernist, visionary best. In 1907, a naive Londoner named Bert Smallways finds himself an unwitting passenger on a fleet of German airships heading over the Atlantic to attack New York. What unfolds in characteristically Wellsian fashion is a clash of early flying machines that leaves Gotham in shambles and unleashes the terrible age of Total War. Uncannily relevant to our own era, The War in the Air remains a cornerstone of early science fiction.

The War of the Worlds

In The War of the Worlds, the narrator's brother is swept along the Great North Road through Barnet, ... Both The War in the Air (1908) and The Shape of Things to Come (1933) envision devastating wars and resultant plagues, ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198702641

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

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In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.