I picked up this book today at Borders for $2.99 on special sale, it's the 50th anniversary on Oct 30th normally the set is $20.. Hopefully today's pick won't be as divisive as last weeks selection.
If you have any interest and have a Borders Books near you hop on over there before October ends to get in on the almost free book (260+ pages) & CD set. Fun listening in the car to this old broadcast dramatization and think of a time when radio and papers were essentially "it" for information. Even just hearing the dramatized crowd chaos today, knowing it's fake, is still quite exciting. The disk has the whole original 1 hour broadcast plus other stuff, I haven't heard the other stuff yet. Orson Welles also did some awesome rather psychedelic films (F for Fake among them) quite experimental for their time. Not to mention some narrations on several Manowar heavy metal albums!
The book itself contains among other stuff: the script of the radio play, a biography of actor / director Orson Welles, a look at mars in popular sci-fi culture, a biography of the stories original author HG Wells and the complete Pulp Fiction magazine serial installments of War of the Worlds in facsimile (including all artwork) without the greying pages as many facsimile books have.