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Lorena Smalley

Summer is here and for many of us, that means its time to sit outside and enjoy a good book!  We thought we would do a series of some of the places that offer free E-books and share some of the classic books that are available to read for free.  Many are books that we have all heard of but have never read!

Many of us have heard the story about how the H.G. Wells book War of The Worlds created wide spread panic.

October 30, 1938, actor/producer Orson Welles and his fellow cast members were presenting an original dramatization of the 1898 H.G. Wells science-fiction novel “The War of the Worlds.”   Although the program included a reminder at intermission that it was a dramatization, thousands of anxious and confused listeners believed it to be real. They besieged police departments, newspapers and CBS with phone calls. In New Jersey, ground zero for the fictitious invasion, national guardsmen wanted to know where they should report for duty, and the Trenton police department fielded 2,000 calls in under two hours. In Providence, Rhode Island, hysterical callers begged the electric company to cut power to the city to keep it safe from the extraterrestrial invaders. CLICK HERE to read more about this fascinating story!


Free E-Books Series – H.G. Wells


War Of The Worlds – H.G. Wells 

When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule.

Inspiring films, radio dramas, comic-book adaptations, television series and sequels,The War of the Worlds is a prototypical work of science fiction which has influenced every alien story that has come since, and is unsurpassed in its ability to thrill, well over a century since it was first published.

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