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The Massacre of Mankind : Authorised Sequel to the War of the Worlds

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It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist - sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins - must survive, escape and report on the war. The Massacre of Mankind has begunshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 39mm | 732g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473205093
  • 9781473205093
  • 56,997

About Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has won awards in the UK, US, Germany and Japan. He has written more than twenty novels, published in more than twenty languages and has recently written the The Long Earth novels with Terry Pratchett.show more

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'Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells's current representative on Earth.' BBC Inside Science, Radio 4 Stephen Baxter, a bright star in the British firmament of science fiction. THE TIMES I can't think of another living writer more deserving of the "official heir of Wells" tag than Baxter. GUARDIAN Admirers of Wells will find much to like in this affectionate and entertaining tribute. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Baxter has cleverly extrapolated Wells' themes and incorporates scientific theories of the day. FINANCIAL TIMES An ingenious work by a perceptive admirer. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT It's exciting, tense, and more than big and clever enough to be something of a triumph. SFX A welcome expansion of the War Of The Worlds story, and one that delights. SCIFINOW A novel that's both an audacious exercise in alternative history... and a hugely exciting adventure. SFX A Terrific, powerful, hugely-readable novel. STARBURST Massacre is a well thought out and worthy extension of War. THE BOOK BAGshow more

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'Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells's current representative on Earth.' BBC Inside Science, Radio 4show more

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243 ratings
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4 31% (76)
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2 14% (35)
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