Sandbox Survival Game – Previous “War of the Worlds” Adaptions in Media 1

Original – “The War of the Worlds” by H.G Wells (Book)


“The War of the Worlds” is a book by H.G Wells, first published in 1897. It details a  Martian invasion of London at the end of the nineteenth century. The book is written from the perspectives of the unnamed narrator and his brother, as they travel throughout the southwest of England, attempting to avoid the Martians. It details the slow decline of organised society into chaos as the invasion progresses.

“The War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches” edited by Kevin J. Anderson


The Global Dispatches expansion to the original War of the Worlds book was written by multiple authors and assembled by Kevin J. Anderson in 2013. The Book is a compendium of short stories, detailing a worldwide Martian invasion from the perspectives of some famous people of the time, including Jules Verne, Theodore Roosevelt, and H.G Wells.

“Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of: The War of the Worlds – The New Generation” by Jeff Wayne (Musical)


Jeff Wayne first released his musical adaption of H.G Wells Novel in 1978. The re-recorded version, dubbed “The new Generation” was released in 2012. The album is based on the original book by H.G Wells, but doesn’t follow the story exactly, changing several details of the telling of the story. The cast of the musical includes narration by Liam Neeson, and songs sung by Ricky Wilson and Gary Barlow.

“The Great Martian War: 1913-1917” by History Channel


The Great Martain war is a TV docudrama by the History TV channel first aired in the UK in 2013. The programme tells the story of this alternate history of the first world war using a mix of archive footage (modified with Special Effects) and interviews with veterans, and two historians arguing about controversial points in the conflict.


Wells, H.G. (2015) The War of the Worlds [ebook] Unknown: Dodo Collections, Available from: [Accessed: 26th December 2015]

Anderson, K. J. (2013) War of the worlds global dispatches Unknown: Titan Books. (2012) Jeff Waynes Musical Version of The War of The Worlds [online] Available from: [Accessed: 19th November 2016]

History (2013) The Great Martian War [online] Available from: [Accessed: 19th November 2016]


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