Selected for the September 2012 Indie Next List
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’ 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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“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.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Palma writes with shrewdness and glee.”
“A cross-genre masterpiece.”
“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.”
Wall Street Journal
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Palma has done it!October 25, 2016One of the finest books I have ever listened to, the sequel to The Map of Time is funny, exciting, captivating and everything a reader can want. I was SO into this book that when I got to the end I IMMEDIATELY went to find The Map of Chaos (it's sequel), only to find it is not planned for Downpour. Argh! Thank you, Mr. Langton, for an amazing read. You all did a great job! Two thumbs up, for sure!
James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.