The Last Days of Thunder Child

The Last Days of Thunder Child
War of the Worlds - spin off adaptation novel.

Friday, 3 August 2018

THE GUNS OF THE IRONCLAD ROARED!




THE INTREPID GUNS ROARED!
THE MARTIAN FIGHTING MACHINE WAS TORN APART BY THE INIQUITY OF HUMAN FURY! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§



1. Did you enjoy the dreadful thought of the War of the Worlds Tripod Fighting Machines from Mars?

2. What About the War of the Worlds 1953 Radio Broadcast?

3. Or the Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds Musical?

Science Fiction Lovers Indulge This Thought.

Imagine, if you will, how it would have been to be a Victorian sailor from retro British times of 1898. You are on board HMS Thunder Child and the ship is picking up strange semaphore messages from the shore stations. Invaders from Mars are striding about and destroying the entire fabric of our nation. Would you believe such outrages things? The entire ship would be alive with speculation and disbelief. These sailors were destined to see three Martian fighting machines and confront the colossal edifices in battle.

As an impressionable young lad, I always found myself pondering such things.

I would walk about in my dream thinking, “If I was in that story, I would do this or that.” I found myself wishing for all sorts of adventures.

When I read H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, I remember getting a tremendous lift out of the short excerpt when an ironclad called H.M.S. Thunder Child attacked three Martian tripods in the River Blackwater to save a paddle steamer full of refugees. 

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