The Map of the Sky: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 4, 2012 - Fiction - 594 pages
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Map of Time returns with a mesmerizing novel casting H.G. Wells in a leading role, as the extraterrestrial invasion featured in The War of the Worlds is turned into a bizarre reality.

A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells’s War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.
     Praised for “lyrical storytelling and a rich attention to detail,” (Library Journal, starred review), Palma again achieves the high standard set by The Map of Time.
 

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The Map of the Sky

User Review  - April Steenburgh - Book Verdict

It is with derision in his heart that author H.G. Wells sits down to meet and speak with Garrett Serviss, the man who dared write a sequel to his War of the Worlds. But an alcohol-infused sense of ... Read full review

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Prepare to be swept away into the unexpected. This is one of my favorite authors.

Contents

part one
1
part two
185
part three
405
acknowledgments 593
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About the author (2012)

Félix J. Palma has been unanimously acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. The Map of Time was his first book published in the United States. He lives in Spain.

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