The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is transformed from the work of one writer’s imagination into a terrifying reality for all mankind.

1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature.

When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse.

Palma dazzled readers with his instant New York Times bestseller The Map of Time. In The Map of the Sky, he embarks on an even more thrilling speculative journey, one that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.
The Map of Time

Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.

What happens if we change history?

Félix J. Palma explores this provocative question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers from a haunting setting in Victorian London to a magical reality where centuries collide and a writer’s mind seems to pull at all the strings.

The Map of the Sky

1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature.

When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse.

The Map of Chaos

When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of The Map of Chaos does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure book that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H. G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind. They alone can discover the means to save the world and to find the path that will reunite the lovers separated by death.
Londres, 1896. Innumerables inventos alteran una y otra vez la faz del siglo haciendo creer al hombre que la ciencia es capaz de conseguir lo imposible. Y sus logros parecen no tener límites, como demuestra la aparición de la empresa de Viajes Temporales Murray, que abre sus puertas dispuesta a hacer realidad el sueño más codiciado de la humanidad: viajar en el tiempo, un anhelo que el escritor H. G. Wells había despertado un año antes con su novela La máquina del tiempo. De repente, el hombre del siglo XIX tiene la posibilidad de viajar al año 2000, como hace Claire Haggerty, quien vivirá una historia de amor a través del tiempo con un hombre del futuro. Pero no todos desean ver el mañana. Andrew Harrington pretende viajar al pasado, a 1888, para salvar a su amada de las garras de Jack el Destripador. Y el propio H.G. Wells sufrirá los riesgos de los viajes temporales cuando un misterioso viajero llegue a su época con la intención de asesinarlo para publicar su novela con su nombre, obligándolo a emprender una desesperada huida a través de los siglos. Pero, ¿qué ocurre si cambiamos el pasado? ¿Puede reescribirse la Historia? Félix J. Palma plantea estas preguntas en El mapa del tiempo, con la que obtuvo el XL premio Ateneo de Sevilla de Novela. Barajando personajes ficticios con personajes reales, como Jack el Destripador o el Hombre Elefante, Palma teje una fantasía histórica tan imaginativa como trepidante, una historia llena de amor y aventura que rinde un homenaje a los comienzos de la Ciencia Ficción y transportará al lector al fascinante Londres victoriano en su propio viaje en el tiempo
Sumérjanse en las páginas de nuestra historia, intrépidos lectores, y descubran qué es más fácil: sobrevivir a una invasión marciana o conquistar el corazón de una dama que no cree en el amor.

Ganadora del Premio Ignotus a la mejor novela 2013.

En el caluroso verano de 1835, un hombre hizo soñar al mundo revelándole que la Luna estaba habitada por unicornios, hombres murciélago y otros seres fantásticos. Y aunque no tardó en demostrarse que aquello era una gran mentira, muchos prefirieron seguir creyendo que allí se almacenaban los sueños que podían hacer sus vidas más hermosas.

Más de sesenta años después, su biznieta Emma Harlow, solicitada por lo más granado de la alta sociedad de Nueva York, sabe que solo podrá enamorarse de alguien capaz de hacer soñar al mundo como lo hizo su bisabuelo. Por eso exige a Montgomery Gilmore, su más infatigable pretendiente, que reproduzca la invasión marciana descrita en La guerra de los mundos, la novela de H. G. Welles. Pero para el millonario no hay nada imposible: los marcianos invadirán la Tierra, aunque esta vez sea por amor.

¿Qué ocurre cuando los sueños se convierten en pesadillas?
¿Tenemos que dejar de soñar?

La crítica ha dicho...
«Sencillamente brillante.»
Publishers Weekly

«Una deliciosa mezcla de géneros.»
The Washington Post

«Aquellos lectores que se aventuren en este viaje serán sobradamente recompensados. Palma mezcla con éxito las figuras históricas y la ciencia ficción dentro de una vertiginosa y exuberante historia de amor, asesinato y locuacidad.»
Booklist

«Una asombrosa montaña rusa de erudición y extravagancia.»
Le Nouvel Observateur

«Con gran talento, Palma rompe una lanza por la literatura.»
Frankfurter Neue Presse

«Lo digo tal y como lo siento, esta novela me ha ganado por completo: es fascinante, gótica y romántica, de un suspense trepidante.»
Kristeligt Dagblad

The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is transformed from the work of one writer’s imagination into a terrifying reality for all mankind.

1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature.

When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse.

Palma dazzled readers with his instant New York Times bestseller The Map of Time. In The Map of the Sky, he embarks on an even more thrilling speculative journey, one that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.
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