The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is the first classic in Michael Clay Thompson’s Fog Trilogy. It is a nineteenth-century science fiction novel of conflict between mankind and extraterrestrials from Mars who are bent on destroying humankind. It is the classic story upon which the genre of science fiction Martian invasions was founded.
The Fog Trilogy contains the classic novels The War of the Worlds, The Red Badge of Courage, and Kidnapped. Each book is reproduced in its entirety and includes Michael Clay Thompson's "language illustrations"—close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. Challenging and unfamiliar vocabulary is highlighted and defined in the glossary. The combination of those devices makes these novels perfect companions to his MCT language arts curriculum, which contains grammar, vocabulary, writing, and poetics strands.