Space Invaders

Science fiction satire isn’t a new phenomena. The War of the Wenuses by Charles L. Graves and Edward V. Lucas is a parody of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds published in 1898. The story chronicles an invasion by gorgeous Venusian women who devastate Earthlings with just a gaze. If you indulge in this form of nostalgic humor, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks for this First Edition, but can read the book online on the wonderful Gutenberg site.

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4 Responses to Space Invaders

  1. Nemorino says:

    Unfortunately, all IP addresses here in Germany are blocked from the Gutenberg website at present.

    • Why is the site blocked?

      • Nemorino says:

        Their explanation is: “A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. Project Gutenberg believes the Court has no jurisdiction over the matter, but until the issue is resolved during appeal, it will comply.”

        • I was recently informed that I can no longer sell books to customers in Germany because I lack a German tax account. While this new regulation may protect some businesses from international competition, it penalizes small businesses while doing nothing to stop the Amazon steamroller.

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