Test of Fire by Ben Bova audiobook

Test of Fire

By Ben Bova
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Blackstone Publishing 9780812532081
10.62 Hours Unabridged
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Earth has been devastated by a massive solarflare. Now a small group of survivors fights to rebuild civilization. Citiesbecame ovens, grasslands seas of flame. As the touch of dawn sweptwestward across the spinning planet, its fiery finger killed everythingin its path. Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt; floodwaters poured down on burning Alpine villages. Paris became a torch,then London. North of the Arctic Circle, Laplanders in their summer furs burstinto flame as their reindeer collapsed and roasted on the smoking tundra. Theline of dawn raced westward across the Atlantic, but as it did, the sun dimmed as quickly as it had flared. TheAmericas escaped the sun’s wrath … almost.

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Summary

Summary

Earth has been devastated by a massive solarflare. Now a small group of survivors fights to rebuild civilization.

Citiesbecame ovens, grasslands seas of flame. As the touch of dawn sweptwestward across the spinning planet, its fiery finger killed everythingin its path. Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt; floodwaters poured down on burning Alpine villages. Paris became a torch,then London. North of the Arctic Circle, Laplanders in their summer furs burstinto flame as their reindeer collapsed and roasted on the smoking tundra.

Theline of dawn raced westward across the Atlantic, but as it did, the sun dimmed as quickly as it had flared.

TheAmericas escaped the sun’s wrath … almost.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A hard, dark book, the story of mankind after the fall…Compulsive reading…The battle to rebuild Earth after its almost total destruction by a gigantic solar flare.” Harry Harrison

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Author Bio: Ben Bova

Author Bio: Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English