From the first ten or so chapters of H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds, I can tell that the novel will end with a not-so-happy ending like many of his other books. I have read many other of H.G. Wells novels such as The Invisible Man, but this particular novel has surpassed my expectations based off of some of his other works. Plot wise, we have all heard of science fiction tales telling of martian men invading Earth, and how we have to fight them off in order to save humanity, and this novel does not stray far from that common theme. The difference though is that H.G. Wells is the author. Much like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells possesses the unique skill of taking an experience a character has that in the story takes mere moments, and then writing a page long description that captivates the reader. These descriptions are common within The War of the Worlds, and is usually used when describing alien technology or grotesque scenes describing the casualties of war. I will not forget the original description of the monster H.G. Wells created in his novel, with its V-shaped mouth and its pointed upper lip, and the absence of brow ridges and chin beneath the wedge like lower lip. What surprised me was that as the martians first landed on Earth, there was no involvement on the governments part, nor was there any involvement when citizens were killed with the aliens heat rays! This was one of the few flaws that I think may have affected the novel negatively. The real fun started when fighting between the humans and martian began in chapter nine, which is appropriately titled “the fighting begins.” H.G. Wells descriptions of mass panic sweeping the nation and the world is haunting, because of the idea of extra terrestrials visiting us at any moment is a very real possibility. The War of the Worlds so far is thought provoking in a way that asks the question: What happens when we are forced to stop fighting against each other as nations, and start fighting together as a species?