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The Martian Menace

Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Eric Brown



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01 March 2020
A second wave of Martians has come to Earth - the first wave having succumbed to lethal Terran pathogens. The second wave, arriving some five years later, did so with the aid of a cure for the various ills that scuppered their earlier plans - and these Martians claim to have come in peace.

Humankind, lulled into a false sense of security, welcomes the Martians who bring with them a host of technological and scientific wonders, and for several years an entente exists between the two races. It is only when Holmes and Watson travel to the Red Planet, ostensibly to track down the killer of an eminent Martian philosopher, that they learn the truth: the Martians who invaded Earth are tyrannical despots who subjugated a 'lesser' race of their own kind, and are merely biding their time to enslave the citizens of Earth.

With the assistance of anti-Martian activist Miss Freya Hadfield-Bell, and a cadre of renegade Martians, Holmes and Watson escape Mars with their lives and return to Earth where they hope to work to overcome the rule of the oppressive Martian overlords.

'Plenty of unepected twists. Agatha Christie fans will find a lot to like.' - Publisher's Weekly
By:   Eric Brown
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   30
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781789092950
ISBN 10:   1789092957
Series:   Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eric Brown is a British science fiction author. His story The Time-Lapsed Man won the Interzone readers' poll for the most admired story of 1988, and an Eastercon short text award in 1995. He was voted the Best New European SF writer of the Year in the early 1990s and has subsequently won the British Science Fiction Award twice (for the short stories Hunting the Slarque in 1999 and Children of Winter in 2001).

Reviews for The Martian Menace (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

I enjoyed Eric Brown's clever plot and the mysteries about the Martians that Holmes and Challenger manage to penetrate. If you're in the mood for a couple wonderful Sherlock Holmes pastiches with a Science Fiction flavor, I recommend Sherlock Holmes and War of the Worlds and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. GRADE: B+ (for both) - George Kelley blog review

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