The Map of the Sky: Book summary and reviews of The Map of the Sky by Felix J Palma

The Map of the Sky

A Novel

By Felix J Palma

The Map of the Sky
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2012,
    608 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.

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"Starred Review. Fans of intelligent science fiction as well as historical thrillers will be rewarded." - Publishers Weekly

"The unreal becomes real, fantasy becomes history, and the reader is thoroughly entertained by an unending parade of bafflements and surprises. This book is a complete delight." - K.W Jeter author of Infernal Devices

"In this worthy successor to The Map of Time Palma's gorgeous prose works its magic yet again, pulling readers out of the mundane and into a history sprinkled with enough of the fantastic to keep them on the edge of their seats and anxiously turning pages. - Library Journal

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Rated 4 of 5 of 5 by Sarah Weber
Time travel, alien invasion, romance, and an arctic adventure
This book begins as historical fiction and quickly morphs into a sic-fi adventure/thriller. The story is deftly told with humor and suspense. I plan to read Palma's "Map of Time" very soon too, as I'm sure I will enjoy it.

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Felix J Palma Author Biography

Félix J. Palma was born in Spain in 1968. His first volume of short stories, El Vigilante de la Salamandra (The Lizard's Keeper) was published in 1998. He has published four other volumes of stories: Métodos de Supervivencia (Methods of Survival,1999), Las Interioridades (Interiors, 2002), Los Arácnidos (The Arachnids, 2003), and El Menor Espectáculo del Mundo (The World's Smallest Show, 2010).

His novels are La Hormiga que Quiso Ser Astronauta (The Ant that Wanted to Become an Astronaut, 2001), Las Corrientes Oceánicas (The Ocean Currents, winner of the 2005 Luis Berenguer Award for Novel), and El Mapa del Tiempo (The Map of Time, winner of the Ateneo de Sevilla Award 2008). His work has been translated into more than 25 languages. He has also worked as a ...

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