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Meet Stephen Baxter on his The Massacre of Mankind Bookshop Tour

Don’t miss your chance to meet bestselling author, Stephen Baxter at his bookshop events for The Massacre of Mankind. Stephen Baxter will be visiting selected Waterstones this week for a series of in conversations, discussions and signings.

7pm – 9pm Wednesday 20th Jan, Waterstones, Piccadily, London – In conversation with Frank Skinner

12:30pm – 1:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Birmingham – Lunchtime signing

6:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Nottingham – Evening talk and signing

6:30pm Friday 20th Jan, Blackwell’s Edinburgh – Evening talk and signing

The Massacre of Mankind sees an England 14 years since the Martians invaded. 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.

‘Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells’s current representative on Earth.’’ – BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science

The Massacre of Mankind will be available in hardback, ebook and audio download on the 18th January 2017.

Read the first four chapters of The Massacre of Mankind here.