The War of the Worlds, the best alien invasion novel ever written, gets a superb sequel from the man who knows Wells' work best, the author of the official sequel to The Time Machine.
Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. With Terry Pratchett he has co-authored the Long Earth novels. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.Visit Stephen Baxter's website at www.stephen-baxter.com.
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 BAG *
The Shade of Wells must be applauding. * THE WALL STREET JOURNAL *
An enjoyable novel which captures the style and flavour of the original. * THE SOCIALIST WORKER *