Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Heather says, "This novel is as magical as the storied map within its page: beautifully written characters, inventive plotting, and thrilling storytelling converge to inspire true wonder."

New York, 1898. When millionaire Montgomery Gilmore proposes to beautiful socialite Emma Harlow, she accepts on one condition: he must reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.

In London, Wells himself learns of certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was a crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose experiences in the frozen wasteland would inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature.

When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing on the outskirts of London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. To his great horror, however, he realises that a true invasion of the earth has begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love — a spark of hope even in the gathering darkness of apocalypse.

Told with Félix J. Palma’s trademark flair for invention, The Map of the Sky is an utterly exhilarating novel that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Heather says:
"I couldn't have been more excited to see this book land on my desk! I adored Palma's first literary science fiction romp, and have waited anxiously to see what he'd come up with next. I wasn't disappointed. This novel is as magical as the storied map within its pagex: beautifully written characters, inventive plotting, and thrilling storytelling converge to inspire true wonder. Once again, H.G. Wells, and Time itself, star in Palma's re-imagined history, this time around an alien invasion, an impossible love, and more questions than answers."

1 comment:

Rebecca Taylor said...

I am soooo thrilled that this book is out and can not wait to come down and get my copy. I loved Map of Time and have pushed it into the hands of many, many, many since.