Graphic Classics, Volume 17: Science Fiction Classics

Graphic Classics, Volume 17: Science Fiction Classics

by H. G. Wells, Hunt Emerson, Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Weinbaum
     
 
The first full-color volume in the Graphic Classics© series features an all-new comics adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" by Rich Rainey and Micah Farritor. Also E.M. Forster's dark vision of the future "The Machine Stops", illustrated by Ellen Lindner. Plus stories by Jules Verne, Stanley Weinbaum, Lord Dunsany and Arthur Conan Doyle, with art by

Overview

The first full-color volume in the Graphic Classics© series features an all-new comics adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" by Rich Rainey and Micah Farritor. Also E.M. Forster's dark vision of the future "The Machine Stops", illustrated by Ellen Lindner. Plus stories by Jules Verne, Stanley Weinbaum, Lord Dunsany and Arthur Conan Doyle, with art by Brad Teare, George Sellas, Roger Langridge, Johnny Ryan and Hunt Emerson.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Editor (and adaptor of two pieces) Pomplun searched back to the roots of science fiction for the Martian invaders, aliens and disintegration machines that populate this 17th volume in Eureka's excellent series. Most young readers will recognize the title and the tripods in Wells's "War of the Worlds," but they'll find the original story and time period surprisingly fresh. Realistic watercolor panels are a great match for this fast-moving adaptation. Stanley Weinbaum's seminal, but likely totally unknown, "Martian Odyssey" is a whiz-bang, standout tale of a stranded astronaut's encounters with aliens rendered in heavy-line, Don-Bluth-style art. E.M. Forster's utopian/dystopian society in "The Machine Stops" might remind some of Wall-E save for the lack of a cute robot (and upbeat ending). Not surprisingly, given the age of the source material, some of the futures can seem quaint, such as Hans Christian Andersen's "In a Thousand Years," and the themes weighty, as in Lord Dunsany's "Bureau d'Echange de Maux." However, the varied art and strong story choices are sure to please graphics fans with a taste for tales without tights and masks. (Graphic short stories. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978791971
Publisher:
Eureka Productions
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Series:
Graphic Classics (Eureka) Series , #17
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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