The Real Life Controversy H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’

The Real Life Controversy H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’

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H. G. Wells died this week in 1946. In honor of his death, we’re taking a look at the fake news broadcast that supposedly panicked many listeners.     Some people may know that H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds was originally released as a radio broadcast in 1938. Played out by a cast of actors and presented as though it were really taking place, The War of the Worlds broadcast caused mass panic, and many people believed aliens were actually invading New Jersey. Or at least that’s how the story goes.   Hg wells | Image via …

This Interactive Short Story Will Make You Feel Things

This Interactive Short Story Will Make You Feel Things

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Ever wanted to choose your own profound and horrifying sci-fi adventure? This article is for you. “With Those We Love Alive” is a strange, deeply atmospheric short story, told a few pieces at a time. You are an artificer, drawn into the service of the Skull Queen. The magic is strange and tangible, and though you don’t see much of the world, you get an impression of its vastness. Live the luminous sense of listless terror made ambiance through the simple but powerful backgrounds, the eerie soundtrack, and the world’s uneasy details. Wander the palace and the city. Look on …