Scarlet Traces (2003)
Enfin disponible en français, Scarlet Traces est un passionnant récit mêlant habilement thriller et science-fiction et mené de main de maître par Ian Edginton et D'Israeli.
Grâce à HG Wells, nous savons que les martiens ont jadis tenté d'envahir notre monde. Malheureusement pour eux, ils ne purent resister aux germes terrestres qui eurent raison d'eux alors que nos armes étaient impuissantes. Mais que devint tout le matériel abandonné derrière eux par les martiens ?
Dix ans après la guerre, la Grande-Bretagne a réussi à maîtriser
cette technologie et l'a incorporée à la vie quotidienne de tout un chacun,
assurant ainsi son statut de première puissance mondiale. Mais derrière ce monde
idyllique se dissimule un lourd secret, un secret qui pourrait ébranler l'Empire
s'il venait à être révélé.
Ian's also got work with D'Israeli on "Scarlet Traces: The Great Game."
"It's the mini-series sequel to the first 'Scarlet Traces' hardcover by myself and the ever delightful Matt Brooker (aka D'Israeli). As with the hardcover it's being published by Dark Horse and picks up roughly forty years after where the last story left off. After four decades of conflict, the British invasion of Mars has ground into a bloody stalemate in the dust of the red planet. However as the captive Martian from the first series said, 'There are worst things on Mars than us.' This time we find out exactly what he meant." janv.2005
Scarlet Traces: The Great Game #1 (of 4)
This fantastical new miniseries picks up where the critically acclaimed hardcover left off.
It is five decades after the Martians' failed attempt to invade Earth.
Britain has become the world's undisputed leader of military
technology, but the nation is cracking at the seams, and liberties are
being revoked to maintain order. Now a face from the past steps forward
to help save the future!
Gifted photographer Charlotte Hemming has crash-landed on Mars . . . in
the middle of a war! On a covert mission to discover the British
government's activities on the red planet, Hemming, A.K.A. "Catherine
Prosper" of Ministry Intelligence, escaped the attack on her transport
shuttle only by the ejection of her life pod. What is it about this
battle that has consumed the lives of so many soldiers, and what does
Prime Minister Spry have up his nasty little sleeve? As the last great
battle in the War of the Worlds rages around her, and the Martians
close in, she stumbles across the secret history of the planet . . .
and an even greater revelation that could spell the extinction of all
human life on Earth!
With the British forces poised to deliver a death blow to their Martian foe, the implacable aliens reveal they've been playing a long game all their own and now the Earth itself is forfeit. For photographer Charlotte Hemming, she's no longer recording history but becoming part of it, as she joins in a last, desperate stand on the Moon!
Pub. Date: October 11, 2006
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