Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.27

vintage-sf-badgeNo.27 War of the Worlds by H G Wells

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : War of the Worlds by H G Wells.  I’ve just read and reviewed this.  On balance, a good book with some great quotes.  I personally preferred The Time Machine by Wells.  Review here.  Today let’s look at some cover art:

1946 Penguin – I actually really like this cover (in fact there are some great covers for this book):

1946 Penguin.jpg

1953 Pocket:

1953 Pocket.jpg

1972 Scholastic:


1980 Watermill Classic:

1980 Watermill Classic.jpg

1986 Signet Classics: really like this one too:

1986 Signet Classics

1997 Dover Thrift:: Like this one as well – although it’s a bit evil isn’t it!

1997 Dover Thrift

2004 Barnes and Noble Classics:  I really like this one too!

2004 Barnes and Noble

2006 Simon and Schuster:

2006 Simon & Schuster.jpg

2012 Simon & Schuster:



12 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.27”

  1. Wendleberry

    I preferred The Time Machine too. I loooove the 1946 cover, but i’m bias, because it’s the one i own. Shame about the book *cough* (I quite hated it).

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    1986 is my favorite easily. Followed by 1972. I particularly like the price for the 1972 edition 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I love these old covers with the price on them!
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessreadingnook

    I haven’t read this one, but I bought it a few weeks ago. I really like the 2012 one.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    2012 for me. Sometimes I can be turned off by a cover if it looks “too vintage” and I didn’t see any that really popped out at me out of the pre-2000 covers 🙂

  5. S. C. Flynn

    HGW was my first “favourite author” long ago.

  6. jessicabookworm

    These are all quite classic/timeless looking covers – I think my Kindle edition has the last cover. I hope to get round to some H G Wells soon 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you enjoy reading his books. I look forward to your review of both of the ones I’ve had on here.
      Lynn 😀

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