The Massacre of Mankind

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 begun
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 166 x 235 x 42mm | 738g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473205093
  • 9781473205093
  • 157,730

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Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells's current representative on Earth. BBC INSIDE SCIENCE, RADIO 4
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An enjoyable novel which captures the style and flavour of the original. * THE SOCIALIST WORKER * The Shade of Wells must be applauding. * THE WALL STREET JOURNAL * Massacre is a well thought out and worthy extension of War. * THE BOOK BAG * A Terrific, powerful, hugely-readable novel. * STARBURST * A novel that's both an audacious exercise in alternative history... and a hugely exciting adventure. * SFX * A welcome expansion of the War Of The Worlds story, and one that delights. * SCIFINOW * It's exciting, tense, and more than big and clever enough to be something of a triumph. * SFX * An ingenious work by a perceptive admirer. * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT * Baxter has cleverly extrapolated Wells' themes and incorporates scientific theories of the day. * FINANCIAL TIMES * Admirers of Wells will find much to like in this affectionate and entertaining tribute. * THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * I can't think of another living writer more deserving of the "official heir of Wells" tag than Baxter. * GUARDIAN * Stephen Baxter, a bright star in the British firmament of science fiction. * THE TIMES * Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells's current representative on Earth. * BBC INSIDE SCIENCE, RADIO 4 *
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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.
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925 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 14% (129)
4 31% (284)
3 35% (321)
2 17% (154)
1 4% (37)
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