The War in the Air (Penguin Classics)
by H. G. Wells
Edited by Patrick Parrinder
Cover Artist: Kate Gibb (2004)
Penguin Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0141441305
Date: 26 June 2007 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: This thrilling tale is H. G. Wells at his modernist, visionary best. In 1907, a naive Londoner named Bert Smallways finds himself an unwitting passenger on a fleet of German airships heading over the Atlantic to attack New York. What unfolds in characteristically Wellsian fashion is a clash of early flying machines that leaves Gotham in shambles and unleashes the terrible age of Total War. Uncannily relevant to our own era, The War in the Air remains a cornerstone of early science fiction.