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The War in the Air (1908)
by H. G. Wells
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141441305, Paperback)
This thrilling tale is H. G. Wells at his modernist, visionary best. In 1907, a naive Londoner named Bert Smallways finds himself an unwitting passenger on a fleet of German airships heading over the Atlantic to attack New York. What unfolds in characteristically Wellsian fashion is a clash of early flying machines that leaves Gotham in shambles and unleashes the terrible age of Total War. Uncannily relevant to our own era, The War in the Air remains a cornerstone of early science fiction.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:21:18 -0500)
Bert Smallways had always been fascinated by anything that moved. His latest craze was air travel, a craze that would catapult him into the heart of plans for an airship raid on New York. This highly prescient novel was originally published in 1908.
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