This article is about the nonhuman race native to Mars. For the race of humans living there, see Martians (Human).
The Martians are a race native to the planet Mars. They invaded Earth in the late ninteenth century, but were defeated by the germs inherent to our planet. ("When The Sleeper Wakes")
These are the Martians from Wells' other novel, War of the Worlds. They're notable for inclusion here only because they're mentioned in Time Machine-related novels, even appearing in The Space Machine. While it's clear they exist in the same universe, things from War of the Worlds should only be discussed as referenced in the Time Machine-related novel.