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The War of the Worlds

Well, Wells -

Hell, Hells -

War by

any name

is Awful.

All around us

things blow-up,

ppl die,

lawful or

un-lawful -

war is not… 74 more words

Vintage Books

Mining the Genre Asteroid: Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds

You’ve heard the story of the broadcast, I am sure. In 1938, Orson Welles put the US into a panic by doing a fake news broadcast about Martians landing in New Jersey and wreaking havoc.   910 more words

Science Fiction

10 Things That Scared The Crap Out Of Me As A Child

As an adult, I find a lot of reassurance in the dark; it’s comfortable, it feels like home, and it’s often funny as hell. That wasn’t always true though – a lot of the things I love now once paralysed me with fear as a kid. 826 more words


Sherlock Holmes vs. the Martians

It is often assumed that something that is generically old-ish is “obviously” in the public domain.  This is not necessarily true.  Add to that the variation between the copyright laws of different nations and some odd things can happen. 477 more words


10 Triumphs of Orson Welles

There’s no doubt that Orson Welles didn’t have an easy time career-wise. The multi-talented actor, writer, and director had a moment of incandescent success in the 1930s and early 1940s, but after that his life was a long struggle to continue his often uncompromising work. 2,398 more words

Movies & TV

Steampunk Book Review: War of the Worlds

To help me get ready for the H.G. Wells Sourcebook I am going to write for Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London, I decided to read several of his scientific romances. 734 more words