I thought I might as well take advantage of the War of the Worlds high I'm experiencing at the moment to write somthing from the Martian's point of view.
I'm sorry if the spacing bugs any of you; this was wriiten for fanfiction.net, and if you don't do this annoying spacing, it will get messed up.
This was basically written to the simple question: were the Martians really evil? I tend to think they were slightly nasty and cold, but not really "Muhahahaha" evil. In fact, the opening paragraph of the novel says that, due to their planet's conditions, their hearts had become cold, not really black and twisted.
Now, the whole thing about racial prejeduce... I hope the that doesn't get too offensive. You just have to see it from their POV. Also, the book was set in 1898, so naturally...
For those who do not know what the Martians look like, I have assembled some of the better designs that are on the interweb (I take no credit to any of them... they belong to their artists): [link][link][link]
I may improve this later.