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  • "The War of the Worlds" (1898) by H. G. Wells

    by H. G. Wells

    This was, we do believe, the first novel on the theme of conflict with alien civilisations in the history of literature.
    It has remained justly famous for its dramatic story line — the invading Martians have superior tecHnology and are more advanced scientifically than mankind — and its (...)

  • "The Time Machine" (1895) by H. G. Wells

    by H. G. Wells

    H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific author in many diverse domains (novels, short stories, social commentary, history, satire and biography) and a very engaged social commentator and critic. He was nominated four times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    But he is best remembered today for (...)

  • "Who Goes There?" (1938) - an iconic sci-fi story by John Campbell

    by John Campbell

    A scientific expedition in Antarctica discovers the remnants of an alien spaceship that had crashed there millions of years ago, and decides – unwisely – to melt the frozen remnants of one of the forms found nearby. When the alien being revives and reveals incredible shape-changing abilities and (...)

  • "Liberation of Earth" (1953) by William Tenn

    by William Tenn

    First published in the May 1953 issue of Future Science Fiction, this amusing, insightful and thought-provoking satire of human pretentiousness in a galactic environment – the Earth is invaded by warring very-superior, very-different and very-uncaring aliens, with very terrifying results – was (...)