The Massacre of Mankind
Authorised Sequel to The War of the Worlds
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- Published: Nov 02 2017
- Pages: 480
- 196 x 128mm
- ISBN: 9781473205116
The awe-inspiring follow up to The War of the Worlds, which expands H.G. Wells' classic story while remaining true to his vision,/h3>
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.
Read what everyone is saying about The Massacre of Mankind:
'I'm pleased to say [Stephen Baxter] has done a great job of expanding on H.G. Wells' original story . . . makes the Martians' return feel like a genuinely global event' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'[Baxter's] love and respect for the original shines throughout and without spoiling any of the epic storyline, he takes the storyline to dizzying new heights' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'[A] smart and authentic sequel. It is a major accomplishment which honours the original, and I highly recommend it' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'What a sequel! Hats off to Baxter for this incredible official follow-up to HG Wells' classic 'War of the Worlds'. A masterpiece!! As haunting and brilliant as the first' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Baxter has a brilliant scientific mind and a vivid writing style, which makes this masterpiece all the more special' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'A very cleverly thought out sequel to Wells' original, expanding on the ideas of that book, but remaining true to the original' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
A Terrific, powerful, hugely-readable novel.
I can't think of another living writer more deserving of the "official heir of Wells" tag than Baxter.
- THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Admirers of Wells will find much to like in this affectionate and entertaining tribute.
- TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
An ingenious work by a perceptive admirer.
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Shade of Wells must be applauding.
- THE SOCIALIST WORKER
An enjoyable novel which captures the style and flavour of the original.
- BBC INSIDE SCIENCE, RADIO 4
Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells's current representative on Earth.
- THE BOOK BAG
Massacre is a well thought out and worthy extension of War.
A novel that's both an audacious exercise in alternative history... and a hugely exciting adventure.
A welcome expansion of the War Of The Worlds story, and one that delights.
- FINANCIAL TIMES
Baxter has cleverly extrapolated Wells' themes and incorporates scientific theories of the day.
- THE TIMES
Stephen Baxter, a bright star in the British firmament of science fiction.
It's exciting, tense, and more than big and clever enough to be something of a triumph.