Fighters from Mars

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Fighters from Mars
Fighters from Mars 1.jpg
Author Unknown author, but copyrighted as H. C. Wells [1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publication date
Preceded by The War of the Worlds
Followed by Edison's Conquest of Mars

Fighters from Mars, or The War of the Worlds in and near Boston, is an un-authorized and rewritten version of The War of the Worlds, taking place in Boston. The sequel Edison's Conquest of Mars is better known. The story follows H. G. Wells' story more or less; the publisher, Boston Evening-Post newspaper, even refers to a H. C. Wells instead of H. G. Wells. At the time the issue about copyright law made it possible to copy Wells' famous story without suffering legal consequences.


  • Fighters from Mars: The War of the Worlds in and near Boston (1898). Boston: The Boston Evening Post newspaper. 1898. 
  • Project Muse: [2]
  • Scans of first newspaper story [3][4]
  • Review of sequel, reference Fighters from Mars [5]

External links[edit]

  • Review of the paper:[6]
  • A review of the paper: [7]
  • Transcript of the first chapter of the book: [8]
  • Scanning of the original publishing in the Boston Evening Post newspaper: [9]