There are no caresses that are nuptial this account of a Martian intrusion of England.

There are no caresses that are nuptial this account of a Martian intrusion of England.

The narrator is held aside from their spouse for many regarding the action, and these Martians are maybe not the kind that is caressing. Like Rosny’s aliens, these are generally “advanced” creatures, but they’re scarcely passive: these are the model for the rapacious octopoid aliens that abound in later science fiction, through the novellas of H. P. Lovecraft to contemporary films like “Independence time.” Wells’s Martians reproduce via a type of parthenogenesis, “just as young lilybulbs bud off.” Their repulsive, bulbous bodies comprise mostly of minds.