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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

War of the Worlds (story idea)

What would alien invasion look like?

Not Independence Day, of course.

It's been too long (3 decades) since I last read HG Wells' story. I can't remember how the struggle went there, except the ending.

Nevertheless, here is my plan:

The war looks less like a war, but more like colonization. It is long and drawn out, with casualties on both sides. The course is twisty and full of coincidences and self-sabotaging stupid decisions on both sides (or only the Earth's side?).

7 comments:

CAVA said...

嗯,殖民与被殖民的故事,两、三百年来历史素材可不少,但下笔可能多以帝国主义的角度出发,哼。

Jun said...

Here the twist would be that the aliens cannot also mate/breed with the colonized ... :D

barb said...

三体呀三体!

Jun said...

好像人人都看过三体了,我得找来瞅瞅。

barb said...

发了电子书给你。

Stephen H said...

I think the invading aliens would be less likely to make stupid mistakes than the humans. My assumption would be that you wouldn't invade another planet unless you had a pretty good idea why you were doing it and how to go about it (quite possibly from previous experience), whereas humans don't have a lot of experience of fighting off alien invasion. :-)

Jun said...

Good point, Stephen, especially the "previous experience" comment. I'll have to mull it over.

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