I had hoped this would be a more modern take on War of the Worlds. But Baxter aimed at staying true to Wells in tone. Not necessarily a bad thing, but the speed was ponderous and dry. The characters stayed flat and undeveloped.
Due to the story telling it was pretty clear from the beginning (spoiler! … or not…) that humanity survives and who of the introduced characters. How boring. Great way to kill any budding suspense.
The alternate timeline and the name dropping of known historical figures was mildly intriguing. But that was not enough to alleviate my boredom with the story in general.
DNF at 21%. Sorry!
I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!