The stories “Zero Hour’ and The War of the Worlds are both science fiction, which is a very popular genre. ‘Zero Hour” talks about how the aliens use kids to take over the world and invade. The War of the Worlds is similar in the sense that aliens are invading, but they way they do it is very different. The authors of “Zero Hour” and The War of the World's create alien invasions with specific character reactions and portray events that cause destruction in different ways.
In both stories the authors show the different ways characters reacted when the aliens came to attack. On page 251 the text stated, “Drill says I won’t have to take baths. And we can stay up till ten o'clock and go to two television shows on saturday instead of one” (Bradbury