Short Stories & Novellas
War of the Worlds: Absolute 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 ….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.
General Carl von Clausewitz devised Absolute War. A war single-mindedly focused on the destruction of the enemy and attainment of a political victory (or conquest) by pure force.
Von Clausewitz rejected the theory.
But intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic have higher regard for Absolute War, and wage it in their devastation of the Earth…
War of the Worlds: Absolute War is a collection of short stories expanding on H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Generally, we’re seeking to show the entire world’s response to the Invasion.
Deadline: January 20th, 2019
Word Count: 4,000-20,000
18thWall Productions is always open to novel submissions.
Please send us your first 20,000 words, a full outline, and a cover letter (i.e. your email) where you tell us something about yourself (including previous credits) and what led you to write your novel. Don’t stress it. A mangled cover letter won’t kill your chances with us. Like with any first date, the best advice is this: just be yourself.
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