Before the radio play that caused mass hysteria, there was the original science fiction novel by HG Wells– The War of the Worlds. Like much sci-fi of the time TWOTW was filled with extra details to convince readers of its plausibility, melding fact with fiction in meaningful ways. Here is the excerpt:
How to Commemorate
- Listen to the radio.
- Cultivate bacteria–maybe leave some yogurt out on the counter or some fish in the sun.
- prepare an escape route in the event of alien invasion.