Check out a Kickstarter here that promises to create an audio drama faithful to the original War of the Worlds book. Here’s what they have to say…

In 1897, author H. G. Wells wrote a science-fiction novel that would inspire countless modern stories within the genre for decades and still remains a source of artistic creativity to this day. Taking cues from historical events during the threat of war in Europe and the speculation of life on Mars at the the time, Wells created an interplanetary war story told in the first-person and in a real location. With this documentary style of writing, Wells described a realistic account of how invaders from Mars lay waste to southern England in a novel comprised of two books (Book I: The Coming of the Martians & Book II: Earth Under the Martians) under the main novel title The War of the Worlds.

This groundbreaking novel became an instant success placing fear into the hearts of children and adults the world over. In the 118 years since the novel was first serialized in Pearson’s Magazine there have been numerous adaptations of Wells’ original story in all kinds of media. Seven films, various radio dramas, graphic novels, television series and sequels or parallel stories all derived from the original text in some form.

The only issue with all of these adaptations is one of faithfulness to Wells’ original story. Changes have included the tone and feel of the story, the geographical location, the Victorian time period in which the action is set, the fighting machine design, etc.

None of these adaptations have been truly faithful to H. G. Wells’ original story; This is where we come in…