|Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (1998)||(Based on the original nouvelle by)|
|Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (2005)||(English Literature)|
|Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (1998)||(In dedication of)|
|Mutant League Football (1993)||(Thanks to)|
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a English author of scientific romances including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), and The War of the Worlds (1898). In addition to being a noted science fiction pioneer, Wells also wrote on social issues. Indeed, even his fiction works often contained social commentary. His books are still read today and have been popularized by movies and television shows, served as the basis for several games, and been adapted into radio dramas—including Orson Welles’ famous 1938 Panic Broadcast.
Gamers might take a special interest in Wells’ 1913 work, Little Wars. This book contained the rules for a tabletop (or floor) war game using lead soldiers and improvised battlefields. Little Wars included rules for artillery (a match-stick firing cannon), rate of movement, and several game variations.
Last updated: Feb 20, 2006