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.
Table of Contents
- Forward by Kevin J. Anderson
- The Roosevelt Dispatches by Mike Resnick
- Canals in the Sand by Kevin J. Anderson
- Foreign Devils by Walter Jon Williams
- Blue Period by Daniel Marcus
- The Martian Invasion Journals of Henry James by Robert Silverberg
- The True Tale of the Final Battle of Umslopogaas the Zulu by Janet Berliner
- Night of the Cooters by Howard Waldrop
- Determinism and the Martian War, with Relativistic Corrections by Doug Beason
- Soldier of the Queen by Barbara Hambly
- Mars: The Home Front by George Alec Effinger
- A Letter from St. Louis by Allen Steele
- Resurrection by Mark W. Tiedermann
- Paris Conquers All by Gregory Benford and David Brin
- To Mars and Providence by Don Webb
- Roughing It During the Martian Invasion by Daniel Keys Moran and Jodi Moran
- To See the World End by M. Shayne Bell
- After a Lean Winter by Dave Wolverton
- 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
- Afterward: Retrospective by Gregory Benford and David Brin
- Mars: The Home Front is a crossover with John Carter of Mars.
- To Mars and Providence is a crossover with the Cthulhu Mythos.