The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This marvelous novel is one of the classics of science fiction; it can still send a chill down your spine more than one hundred years after publication. The Martians invade a pre-WWI Earth - how can they be stopped? (BTW, even though the book at left has a cool cover, you can read this classic for free here.) Select an invention:

Biological Warfare - first use of the concept in fiction

Black Smoke - run for your lives!

Heat Ray - concept of the laser

Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)

Red Weed (Terraforming Plant)

Robot Biomimicry

Robot Spider (Handling Machine)

Steel Tentacle

Tripod - inhuman robotic ships from Mars!

 

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