Mr. Cave is an antique shop owner with some curious items in his collection. One of these if an extraordinary crystal egg, which he comes across one evening. Indeed, the egg seems to be a gateway to the planet Mars. This science fiction short story by H. G. Wells dating back to the late 19th century has inspired numerous other literary pieces, as well as radio and television adaptations. The Crystal Egg is considered to be a precursor to H. G. Wells famous science fiction novel The War of the Worlds from 1898.Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called the Shakespeare of science fiction , his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is War of the Worlds (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds.B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.