martes, 8 de junio de 2010

Expect the unexpected...

Para estrenar el Blog, un texto que me gusta mucho:
 - The War Of The Worlds -
Book I - Chapter I "The Eve Of The War"
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. 
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.
Si alguno gusta de estas historias, o se interesó al ver alguna de las 4 versiones cinematográficas que existen (sí, son 4, más allá de la versión del año 1953 y la protagonizada por Tom Cruz... eh... Cruise), este libro es un must read.


P.D.: Ya luego pongo un dibujo de mi interpretación de cómo son las máquinas de combate marcianas que aparecen en el libro.