H. G. Wells, Garrett Putman Serviss, Voltaire, August Nemo: 3 books to know Alien Invasion
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We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Alien Invasion
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells is one of the most influential works of science fiction of all times. It shows the invasion of the Earth by Martians.
The most famous version of this book is Orson Welles' radio drama in 1938. The novel has also influenced the work of scientists like Robert H. Goddard. Inspired by the book, invented both the liquid fuelled rocket and multistage rocket.
French philosopher Voltaire tells us an interesting story of alien invasion in Micromega. The difference is that the invaders do not perceive themselves as such. In fact, they do not even perceive humans as intelligent creatures in the beginning. Micromegas raises interesting questions and is a good philosophical exercise.
Edison's Conquest of Mars shows Thomas Edison as a space adventurer and defender of the Earth. A curious work that anticipates the figure of the businessman conqueror of the space. Sometimes pointed as the Thomas Edison of our time, Elon Musk may have been inspired by this book for his space endeavors.
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