Blackwell's Bookshop is very (VERY) excited to welcome Stephen Baxter to Edinburgh to chat about his new book The Massacre of Mankind - the authorised sequel to H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
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.
For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org