The War of the Worlds – In Real Time #1

As June approaches, I thought I’d try and pop up semi-regular posts about the release of this upcoming project. So for the first post, I’ll pop up the official release information, along with all the links. This has been a fascinating project to be a part of, and an entirely new way of releasing a story – tweet by tweet, day by day, throughout the entire month of June – as the dramatic events described in HG Wells’ seminal work take place ‘in real time.’

 126 years ago, humanity faced the greatest threat to its existence with the Martian invasion.

Recreated through the diaries, newspapers, and photographs of the time, and with the assistance of H.G. Wells’ seminal work (The War of the Worlds), The War of the Worlds in Real Time will tell the story of what really happened during that crucial month in June 1897 when the Earth stood on the precipice, and civilization teetered on the edge of extinction.

Follow the drama throughout the month of June 2023, tweet by tweet at (@1897WotW) or post by post at or

The War of the Worlds in Real Time is a fictionalised docudrama by: Michael Cnudde, Andrew J. Harvey, Leonie Rogers, Ken Vickery, and H.G. Wells – based on the documents and diaries of those involved in the Martian War.

The addition of new characters by Cnudde, Harvey, Rogers, and Vickery to the world of HG Wells has enabled a deeper dive into the times, mores, customs, and technologies of 1897, that even without the Martians would have turned the entire world on its head over the next 10 years.

The docudrama acknowledges the support offered by Australia’s ‘Hague Publishing’ (established in 2011 to publish original Speculative Fiction by Australian and New Zealand authors), and Britain’s ‘Sea Lion Press’ (established in 2015 as the world’s first publishing house dedicated to alternate history).

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