Two years before the 20th century, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds was unleashed. Many years before the first global conflict known as World War One, Wells imagined an intergalactic conflict. Alien life invading Earth isn’t that uncommon of a plot for today, but back in 1898, it was pretty unique. Here are a few covers of the book from the hundreds that were available since its been in publication. I really enjoy the different interpretations of the alien’s fighting-machines.