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The authorised sequel to War of the Worlds, written by one of the world’s greatest SF authors.

STEPHEN bAxTER The Massacre of Mankind

Fourteen years after the events of The War of the Worlds, the aliens are back. and no cold virus is going to stop them this time.

H.G. Wells’s SF classic The War of the Worlds, first published 1897, has never been out of print and has spawned numerous films, Tv series, radio drama series, a record album and numerous comic book adaptations. The Massacre of Mankind is the authorised sequel, written by one of the world’s greatest SF authors.

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.

The massacre of mankind has begun stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent science fiction writer of his generation, and wrote The Time Ships, the official sequel to The Time Machine. Published around the world, he has also won major awards in the Uk, US, Germany and Japan including the Philip k. Dick Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and several bSFA Awards.

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Location: Northumberland Available for interview www.stephen-baxter.com T: @sbxr

Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • January 2017