And this Thing I saw! How can I describe it? A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of the thunder.
- Book I, Ch. 10: In the Storm
H.G. Wells War of The Worlds
“Few people realize the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.”
― H.G. Wells,