Eve Of The War

First Read
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Author:  exodus2310 [ Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:36 pm ]
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I never read the book but finally got my hands on it yesterday and am half way through it. Short book, short chapters but impresses so far are great. hes a very discriptive writer but some of the older language gets in the way but im really enjoying it.

Author:  Loz [ Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:34 pm ]
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good for you. =D>

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:35 am ]
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And it's one, I think, you'll keep coming back to. :wink:

'In the Storm' and 'The Thunder Child' are my favouite chapters :D

Author:  exodus2310 [ Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:54 am ]
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Im about to start Thunderchild now but I did enjoy "In the Storm", quite moody!

Author:  oever532 [ Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:10 pm ]
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My fav chapter is 'The Heat-Ray'and then all the other chapters...

Author:  exodus2310 [ Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:32 pm ]
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I've finished Book One and its very good and entertaining to say its like the first sci-fi!

Author:  exodus2310 [ Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:46 pm ]
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I'm on chapter 3 of Book2 and he does seem to do into long descriptions now which sort of throw me off so I have to go back and re-read but it doesn't matter because it's still very interesting.

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:04 pm ]
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:( No he's not strong on descriptive narrative, which it probably why there are so many Fighting Machine designs. still it's a great story, isn't it? :D

Author:  oever532 [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:04 am ]
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It sure is to me! :D

Author:  exodus2310 [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:33 am ]
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ye its still great.

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:22 pm ]
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I can't get enough of it, in fact. What I REALLY want to add to my collection is the FIRST print of the book... or at least an old version.

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:13 pm ]
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I have a 1955 copy in my collection, I just hope my old school don't want it back :lol: [-X

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:20 pm ]
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My copy dates from 1967, but that's the English one. I've got Dutch copies from 1974, 1978 and 1984. And in the large book The Complete WOTW (which includes the 1938 Radio Broadcast Script) is another copy of the English version of the book. So I have it 5 times!

Author:  exodus2310 [ Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:24 am ]
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I saw a first edition original copy going for grands on ebay...good luck with that!

Author:  oever532 [ Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:04 am ]
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Well, I'm not planning to buy via the net... I rather look on markets for the older versions.

Author:  Loz [ Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:46 am ]
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It would be even better to have the origional magazine prints of the story. :)

Author:  oever532 [ Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:15 am ]
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Right, those prints are even older!

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:51 am ]
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Not just that but the story reads a little differently. Wells made changes to the novel.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:56 am ]
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That's because he novellised the intended episodic adventures as Jeff said it in the documentary in the CE.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:33 am ]
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Sure did.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:34 am ]
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So that's why some changes were made, to make the text look like a novel.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:36 am ]
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Yes and as a writer he may just decided to make some changes that he thought bettered the story.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:37 am ]
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Writers have the right to do that.

Author:  Loz [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:41 am ]
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I do it with my work.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:43 am ]
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Good luck then...

(By the way, Loz, check out the number of your posts and the number of my posts...)

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