I'm looking forward to listening to it. I've heard snippets, and vaguely recall an old TV show or movie that re-enacted it (anyone know the reference?
HG Wells has some of the most seminal / earliest science fiction -- before they had a name for it. War of the Worlds, the Time Machine, the Invisible Man, the Island of Dr. Moreau. I think he was one of the first authors I read in junior high (when I got hooked on this stuff).
What are YOUR first memories of SF/F books or movies?