Thirty-five million miles into space, a species of Martians sets eyes on planet Earth. With their own planet doomed for destruction, the Martians prepare to invade. Their weapons are ready and their aim is ruthless. The war of the worlds is about to begin. An English astronomer — in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others — struggles to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894. Originally published: 1898.; Includes a study guide.; As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.