The chances of anything coming from Mars…

The chances of anything coming from Mars…

The chances of anything coming from Mars…

Bad Astronomy
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June 28 2008 3:36 PM

The chances of anything coming from Mars…

... are a million to one, he said.

OK, if you got that quotation, then you know I'm a big fan of War of the Worlds, the original 1950s movie and the book by H. G. Wells. In fact, I would say the first page of that book should be remembered as one of the finest examples of the use of the English language in literature. It's magnificent.

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I also read the scifi blog io9, and they link to a very cool collection of pictures showing different covers for the book over the ages. They're a hoot, especially the one with, for some reason, our favorite starship on it. Weird.

io9 does stuff like this every now and again, and if you're a geek like me, you should be reading it.