Free Thinking | The War of the Worlds sequel, Eimear McBride
Based on The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Matthew Sweet talks to Stephen Baxter about his sequel to HG Wells' novel War Of The Worlds, which was first serialised in 1897 and imagined an England invaded by Martians. Stephen Baxter's novel, which has been authorised by the HG Wells estate, is called The Massacre of Mankind and it sets the action 14 years after a Martian invasion.Tweet
World of the Unknown
Donald Holms pres an historical review of science-fiction films,against the background of real events, with clips from feature films and news.
Tomorrow's Worlds | The Unearthly History of Science Fiction 2: Invasion
Dominic and leading writers and film-makers look at science fiction's obsession with alien invasion, from all-out assault to sinister hidden threats, and how it has reflected real-life anxieties - whether they be the challenge to Victorian imperial power of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, the Cold War-era paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers or more recent concerns about racism and immigration in District 9.