Waiting on Wednesday: The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

The Map of the Sky
Felix J. Palma

Atria Books
Releases September 4, 2012
576 pages

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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.

I haven't read The Map of Time though it's on my TBR list, but this "sequel" sounds like a lot of fun. Considering I don't know the rules of the world, I have no idea how one would recreate the alien invasion from The War of the Worlds and what Edgar Allan Poe has to do with any of it. It sounds like a fun adventure story with steampunk and literary elements. Plus there might be aliens. I like aliens.