War With the Newts Author:Karel Capek What Were the Newts? — They were called "devils" by the Natives, when Captain Van Toch first discovered them near an island off the coast of Sumatra. A little known species of salamander, they were the size of ten-year old boy, with a parrot-like capacity to repeat human speech and a beaver-like talent for building dams. — No one could have predic... more »ted that these strange creatures would turn out to be more than just an exotic curiosity . . .
For the Newts were destined to over-run the world, and no one could have guessed with what startling results.
War with the Newts is a masterpiece of science fiction writing, created by Karel Capek, Czechoslovakia's greatest author, and the man who invented the word "robot."« less