The Massacre Of Mankind

Author: Stephen Baxter

Type: Science Fiction

Arc provided by NetGalley

Available at Amazon

Reviewed by 2shay

Rating: 2 Stars (I am being generous, too!)


Book Blurb……….

A sequel to the H.G. Wells classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, brilliantly realized by award-winning SF author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter

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.


Book Review by 2shay……….

Just how much did you enjoy assigned and suggested reading in high school? I hated it. I thought, as a mature woman with eclectic tastes in books, that I might actually enjoy a blast from the past. I was wrong. This book induced the same reading coma I experienced as a teenager bound to impress teachers with my willingness to read every single book they suggested or demanded. Sheesh. This book is just as boring as the original. I was obligated to finish since the book was a gift from the publisher, you are not! My advise? Just say NO! I have nothing else to say.


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