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  • Title: The Massacre of Mankind
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
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  • Page: 346
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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 areIt 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
    The Massacre of Mankind It has been 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

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    1. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC I felt trepidation before beginning this because I kept seeing unfavorable reviews, but fortunately, I thought it was pretty awesome after finishing I might have a bit of an issue with the end, and I think that s where most people are complaining, but it wasn t as bad as all that I remembered that the original The War of the Worlds was written as an account, a narrative, and as such, there s generally no good wrap ups unless forced and that s true for reality, too [...]

    2. Ulla Ulla I didn t like this book at all the first half was a slow chore to read Stephen Baxter decided to write in the same style as H G Wells and it didn t work I found early on when the Martians came back to England for a second attempt the British seemed to find it all amusing with lines like What a good firework show absolutely ripping what and it ruined the illusion for me.After a while we jump forward two years and it s here we are introduced to another Alien race which was interesting Bu [...]

    3. Baxter s sequel to H.G Wells classic is at once a continuation of the original story, a meta critique of that novel, and an alternate history that plays with the many theories of life in the solar system that were circulating in Wells time This time, Julie Elphinstone a supporting character in War of the Worlds is the protagonist and narrator She introduces herself a journalist and former sister in law of the original nameless Narrator of War of the Worlds, here called Walter Jenkins She indicat [...]

    4. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 08 22 The Massacre of Mankind is a book that wears several hats and for the most part wears them all well, serving as a sequel to H.G Wells The War of the Worlds while also paying loving tribute to it Taking place in 1920, approximately 14 years after the events in the original classic, the story continues through the eyes of Julie Elphinstone who now begins her own account of a second invasion Yep, that s right, the Martians are back, and the [...]

    5. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to read a sequel to H.G Wells classic The War of the Worlds Usually I am left disappointed by continuations of classic stories that I love Authors either try too hard to copy the writing style and feel of the earlier tale, or they don t try hard enough In a majority of cases, sequels leave me feeling a mix of disappointment and annoyance So when I received a lovely hardback copy of this new book by Stephen Baxter, I have to admit that the book sat on my desk [...]

    6. And still they comeIt s 1920, thirteen years since the first Martian attack ended in their defeat Now astronomers have noticed ominous signs on the Red Planet they re coming back to try again But this time England has been expecting them, and has made every effort to prepareIt s been a long time since I read The War of the Worlds, but I remember loving it the descriptions of the Martian ships, the heat ray, the terror of the people, the rather quirky ending So when I saw this sequel had been end [...]

    7. I will start by saying that I am still figuring out how I feel about this book First of you have to realise that HG Wells The War of the Worlds was one of the first Science Fiction books I read and helped fire my love of reading and all things speculative So when I heard that there was an official sequel coming out not just another hack story riding on the back of the famous title I had to read it Lucky for a meal an offer came along and I picked it up for next to nothing though I am getting a h [...]

    8. This review has a broad overview of the story, so it could contain some minor spoilers In this, we have my most anticipated book of 2017, an authorized sequel to a foundation work of science fiction and one that I d been waiting impatiently for since it was first announced Within minutes of the ebook file being loaded onto my Kindle I was into it with great gusto, but after a few chapters my level of enthusiasm had plummeted dramatically I will say from the get go that this book seems very well [...]

    9. Thank you Penguin Random House for the ARC.To prepare myself for this book, I re read the original story by H.G Wells And I would suggest this to anyone reading Baxter s story It will introduce you to everyone who is a major figure in the sequel.What sucked me in the most was Baxter s use of alternative History He made his earth a very Wellesian place Try and find this one when it has its mass release.

    10. Really couldn t get into this the thought of plodding on for hundreds of pages filled me with dread I m sure others will love it though.UPDATE The audiobook brought this to life, and changed it from a tedious slog into an exciting and fast paced yarn it probably helps that I listen at double speed when consuming audiobooks

    11. I was pretty excited to hear that one of my favorite authors was going to write an authorized sequel to one of the books that got me excited about science fiction as a young kid War of the Worlds was one of those books I would reread at least once a year Unfortunately, this sequel just didn t provide enough that was new and fresh to merit the wait and to merit this book s length I see listed it at 464 pages, but it felt like 600 to me Let me start off with what I did like about this book I think [...]

    12. Written as a sequel to The War of the Worlds, it would be impossible not to admire the research that Stephen Baxter has done before writing this book He refers repeatedly to The War of the Worlds and keeps his sequel true to the understanding of the solar system of Well s period instead of to what we now know However, as a novel it struggles under the weight of his notes and at times is incredibly clumsy characters actually refer to the War of the Worlds by saying things like, Remember that bit [...]

    13. This sequel to H.G Wells 1897 classic The War of the Worlds will soon be released in the US by Crown, a division of Penguin Random House I received a kindle format ebook at no cost, prior to release, in return for publishing an honest review.I ve previously read a great deal of Stephen Baxter s work, and while I don t love everything he writes, I do consider myself a fan of his hard sf style He has previously written a sequel to H.G Wells s The Time Machine entitled The Time Ships, that was very [...]

    14. More than 100 years old War of the worlds is about as classic as science fiction gets The novel is one thing, but when you add the radio drams, TV shows and various films the reach of WoTW is hard to measure Every first contact or alien invasion novel, TV show or film since is in it s shadow Normally I would think it was a pretty ballsy move to write a sequel that is in many ways the first earliest sci fi novel I know there are examples from Frankenstein and that predate it but in many ways WoT [...]

    15. No one would have believed in the early years of the twenty first century that a reviewer would read a book created by an intelligence far greater than his own The reviewer would scrutinise and study the text as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water The reviewer even considered the possibility of life on other planets And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this reviewer with envious eye [...]

    16. Die offizielle Fortsetzung zu H.G Wells Krieg der Welten So wird das Buch auf dem Cover beworben und tats chlich steht der Menschheit, 14 Jahre nach dem 1 Krieg, eine weitere Invasion der Marsianer bevor Die Protagonistin Julie ist die Ex Schw gerin des Ich Erz hlers aus Krieg der Welten und fungiert hier als Chronistin der 2 Invasion, die ganz anders verl uft als gedacht, denn die Marsianer haben aus ihrer Niederlage gelernt und das Ausma ihres erneuten Angriffs ist wirklich erschreckend Mein E [...]

    17. After reading several unfavourable reviews, I was feeling unsure whether or not I wanted to invest in this sequel as a fan of the HGWells original Luckily I decided to follow my gut instinct and give it a try and I m so happy I did.First of all, we are all aware of what a classic work of literature the war of the worlds is and whether or not it needed a sequel is debatable, I feel a scenario like that is always left open for interpretation and Baxter has lovingly crafted a work of fantastically [...]

    18. 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.

    19. Das Ende der Menschheit ist der Versuch von Stephen Baxter an den Klassiker KRIEG DER WELTEN von H.G Wells anzukn pfen, der 1898 das Genre Science Fiction quasi erst erschuf Ich habe H.G Wells Roman als Teenager verschlungen Science Fiction war schon immer mein Ding Mein allerliebstes Buch vom Gro meister dieses Genres war Die Zeitmaschine auch als Film, das Original oft kopiert aber unereicht genial Daher musste ich einfach zugreifen, als mir die Fortsetzung von Krieg der Welten angeboten wurde [...]

    20. This is some good old fashioned Earth based alien sci fi HG Wells was basically the grandfather of science fiction the fact that this author was sanctioned by the HG Wells estate to write the sequel to War of the Worlds and pull it off perfectly is bragging rights not many can claim This reads exactly like the style of writing from the Wells period I never actually finished War of the Worlds I tried reading it in third grade in an inspired attempt at sophistication and haven t picked it up since [...]

    21. Excellent I m a sucker for books that develop themes set up by authors I loved The Time Ships which continued The Time machine and I ve read almost all the continuations developments of War of The Worlds such as Global Dispatches and Scarlet Traces , so I was really looking forward to The Massacre of Mankind Well, it lived upto my expectations The story is written in a very similar fashion to the original a narrator this time female acting as our focal point, with the occasional side step when w [...]

    22. I KNOW THIS DUE IN JANUARY I HAVE SEEN THE COVER ON IS WAR OF THE WORLDSE LAST TIME WAS A SEQUEL TO THE TIME MACHINE.I MADE MISTAKE LAST TIME OF NOT BUYING IT ONLY GETTING IT FROM THE LIBUARY THIS TIME NOT GOING MAKE THAT MISTAKERHAPS HE DOE FIRIST MEN IN THE MOON OR THE INVISIBLE MAN OR SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.BUT LEATS HOPE WE DON T HAVE TO WEIGHT 20YS AGAINlToday The 5th of February I finished this brilliant sf sequel in back in the Acknowledgedgements he mentions a book by Peter J.Beck War o [...]

    23. Stephen Baxter hat sich an die Fortsetzung eines der gr ten Werke der SF Literatur gewagt Er hat sich sehr viel M he gegeben, dem Original gerecht zu werden und in direkter Kontinuit t zu diesem die Geschichte weiter zu erz hlen So finden wir eine Vielzahl der, im Original noch namenlosen, Protagonisten wieder Auch eine Vielzahl von, wie heisst es so sch n im Neu Deutschen, Easter Eggs kann man entdecken, mit Referenzen nicht nur zu H.G Wells sondern auch zu Orson Welles H rspiel aus den Dreissi [...]

    24. I knew I wanted to read this novel when I saw it in the new release books, but had hesitated a little as I didn t know exactly what to expect, or if it would be anything like War of the Worlds There was no comparing for me between these two novels, as I had only watched the movie for book one So, I was able to go into The Massacre of Mankind as a newbie and see what happened since the first invasion To those of us who survived it, the First Martian War of the early twentieth century was a catacl [...]

    25. Having really enjoyed Baxter s authorized sequel to Wells The Time Machine many years ago, I was looking forward to this novel But, I have to say I was very disappointed with a lot of this book The good things written in Wells style some very good action pieces.The bad things lots of minor characters, too many locations as the main character slogs from one place to another and back, lots of obscure British towns locations to keep track of and no map , fairly repetitive description of the Martian [...]

    26. Knowing what is coming and having no ability to stop it That is the theme of this novel A plot that kept me on my toes as I read You re lead through days of dread, then when the battle begins, you read all the devastation And worse still, it happens in gripping waves It s great though All of it Very well detailed battle scenes, and world building what a world it is Since the setting is an alternate timeline after WWI with a different outcome and after the first alien invasion, the novel integrat [...]

    27. I really wanted to like this book H G Wells s original novel was one of my favorite books growing up, and I really liked Stephen Baxter s sequel to The Time Machine And by and large what he has written is an enjoyable book, filled with action and brimming with speculation as to how the aftermath of a turn of the century world might have been changed by the first Martian invasion.And yet there are serious flaws that prevent this from being as successful of a work as Baxter s The Time Ships The ma [...]

    28. I know Baxter has a brilliant scientific mind and a vivid writing style, which makes this masterpiece all the special where HG Wells set his War of the Worlds in the future, with science yet to prove the assumptions of the day, Baxter has set The Massacre of Mankind in the past not only do we tell stories completely differently now, we also know the science is incredibly wrong Yet somehow, he suspended my disbelief and made this book breathe with life How tough, to write in a similar style to t [...]

    29. I don t feel comfortable rating this book since my reading experience became of a skimming experience about halfway through.The Massacre of Mankind is not a bad novel I just wasn t the right audience for it It s intended for those who want an authentic continuation of H.G Wells War of the Worlds in both writing style and plot The story picks up where Wells left off and while I appreciated the female narrative, this read like a war novel than sci fi fiction and I started to feel as if I was dro [...]

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