The Map of the Sky [With 3-D Glasses] (Hardcover)
Atria Books, 9781451660319, 594pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
September 2012 Indie Next List
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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.
Praise For The Map of the Sky [With 3-D Glasses]…
“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
“"The Map of the Sky" keeps the reader guessing, checking and thinking, all the while providing many sidelights on the literary history of sci-fi itself.”
“This story is much akin to what Orson Welles tried on Halloween, 1938, with his radio show. This time the saucers really fly. All this, simmered in a rich broth of keen imagination, exceptional narrative control, wit, and an obvious affection for sci-fi and adventure stories and with great respect for the readers of same. Cool factor: 3-D end papers. Glasses included with first editions only.”
"A cross-genre masterpiece"
“Having used H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine as the starting point for 2011’s The Map of Time, Palma now takes The War of the Worlds as the basis for this top-notch sequel…Fans of intelligent science fiction as well as historical thrillers will be rewarded.”
“Palma's gorgeous prose works its magic yet again...in this worthy successor to The Map of Time.”
“Palma writes with shrewdness and glee.”
“Palma keeps the reader guessing, and the twists and turns coming.”