1. What was the socio-economic situation like when War of the Worlds by H.G Wells was published in 1898? How does this work reflect the anxieties and fears of the late 20th Century?

2. What is the purpose of drawing similarities between humans and Martians? How does this manipulate our perception of them and, accordingly, of certain destructive underlying human traits?

3. Today, our fascination with other planets -specifically, but not limited to Mars- is stronger than ever. Is this a reflection of our fears of the unknown or a mad desire to discover something outside of our present reality? How is our consistent curiosity simultaneously a deterrent as well as a positive source of inspiration in both versions of War of the Worlds?