The Martians are coming, the martians are coming.
Few works of science fiction, let along 19th century science fiction have touched peoples lives than War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. I remember my first exposure to the story, the 1953 movie. My favorite version of the story is the radio show produced by Orson Wells. You can also find a graphic novel version of the story as well as see Tom Cruise evade the martians in the 2005 movie.