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War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches is a 1996 science fiction anthology, edited by Kevin J. Anderson and published by American company Bantam Spectra. It is a tribute to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds; each story envisions a famous individual's reactions to the Martian invasion and the impact of the invasion on a different part of the world.

Several of the stories tie into other works of fiction; Anderson would also later go on to write The Martian War, a novel that also presented Wells' Martian invasion from the viewpoints of Wells and several other fictional and historical characters.

Global Dispatches was one of the works consulted by Stephen Baxter for his own sequel to The War of the Worlds, The Massacre of Mankind.

Table of Contents[]

  1. Forward by Kevin J. Anderson
  2. The Roosevelt Dispatches by Mike Resnick
  3. Canals in the Sand by Kevin J. Anderson
  4. Foreign Devils by Walter Jon Williams
  5. Blue Period by Daniel Marcus
  6. The Martian Invasion Journals of Henry James by Robert Silverberg
  7. The True Tale of the Final Battle of Umslopogaas the Zulu by Janet Berliner
  8. Night of the Cooters by Howard Waldrop
  9. Determinism and the Martian War, with Relativistic Corrections by Doug Beason
  10. Soldier of the Queen by Barbara Hambly
  11. Mars: The Home Front by George Alec Effinger
  12. A Letter from St. Louis by Allen Steele
  13. Resurrection by Mark W. Tiedermann
  14. Paris Conquers All by Gregory Benford and David Brin
  15. To Mars and Providence by Don Webb
  16. Roughing It During the Martian Invasion by Daniel Keys Moran and Jodi Moran
  17. To See the World End by M. Shayne Bell
  18. After a Lean Winter by Dave Wolverton
  19. The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson's Poems: A Wellsian Perspective by Connie Willis
  20. Afterward: Retrospective by Gregory Benford and David Brin

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