The Massacre of Mankind

Sequel to The War of the Worlds

by Stephen Baxter

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.


Recent Reviews

The Massacre of Mankind

Diana Iozzia

3.5 Stars

When I had heard there was going to be an authorized sequel written for "The War of the Worlds", I was mildly concerned if the book would even be familiar to the original. I was also worried that the language would be out of place, and…

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Fantastic

Charlie Hopkins

4 Stars

There must have been a huge amount of pressure writing this one. The sequel to one of the most famous and groundbreaking p pieces is literature ever written. I think the writer did a great job and it was great to see the after effects of the…

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The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter

Eric Olsson

3.5 Stars

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is one of the greatest science-fiction books of all time. I not only remember his story from when I was a child, but also the popular radio show performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury…

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Elizabeth Means

3 Stars

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…

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Lakesha Foster

4 Stars

I liked this book. The characters were very interesting to read. I liked how the author discussed about alien invaging. I was very amazing when I heard and read about aliens and how they tale over earth. People need to read this book. I know…

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