No, not the Spielberg-Cruise film. Everyone knows about that. Instead, try War of the Worlds: New Millennium, a novel that updates the classic H. G. Wells tale for the 21st century, by none other than Doug Niles. Doug says it’s the best thing he’s ever written, and I’m inclined to believe it. I got to sample some bits of it during our monthly Alliterates meetings.
Doug and I have been fellow Alliterates for years, but I first met him when I was just a kid, although neither of us remembered it later. I discovered it when moving into my office before the quads were born, and I stumbled across my old Dungeon Masters Guide. As a new Dungeons & Dragons player at my first Gen Con, I ran around and collected autographs from every TSR employee I could find. Doug’s signature sits on one of that book’s end pages.
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to reading the whole of Doug’s latest masterpiece as soon as I can get my grubby little mitts on a copy, and you should be too.