H.G. Wells, the founding father of science fiction, lived in Woking (1895 - 1896) where he planned and wrote The War of the Worlds. Walk in his footsteps and travel back in time with this family friendly route. Pinpoint the house where he lived, visit his places of inspiration and hide among the pines of Horsell Common, the scene of his Martian invasion. . Discover other locations featured in his best seller, and as you walk around the countryside, picture the devastation and chaos caused by the Martians' heat-ray.