Fantasy. Like its predecessor, The Map of Time
, this genre-blending sequel is comprised of three separate yet interconnected tales, each featuring author H.G. Wells in a minor role. The novel begins when Wells encounters the American hack writer who has penned an unauthorized sequel to Wells' novel The War of the Worlds
-- and justifies his copyright infringement by claiming to have seen a real Martian. From there, it's but a hop, skip, and a jump to alien invasions, late-Victorian secret societies, and thrilling fantastical adventures that straddle multiple worlds. A rich stew of time-travel, historical fiction, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and old-fashioned adventure fiction, The Map of the Sky
should please readers looking for something a bit different.