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The Wars of the Worlds: The Many Afterlives of an 1897 Mars-Attacks Novel

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world. Ahead of the play's U.S. premiere at Stanford Live, read about the ways the novel and radio adaptation infiltrated cultural imagainations for over a century.

By Chelsea Davis