In the middle of the 21st century, a massive comet shower devastates the earth, transforming a living planet into an icy wasteland and creating hellish conditions for the few humans lucky--or unlucky--enough to survive. Drawing on scientific speculation, first novelist Vega creates a pastiche of stories focusing on a small group of individuals determined to endure. This blend of documentary fiction with survivalist adventure should appeal to fans of sf disaster stories. For large collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
From pathologist Vega and this Oakland, California-based small press: an Earth-in-peril yarn, following the honorable tradition of science fiction disaster yarns from H.G. Wells on up. The cause of the disaster, as if you hadn't guessed, is a comet impact that blasts North Africa and wipes out a large proportion of all life on the globe. After the impact's blast, earthquakes, tidal waves, etc., comes a mini-ice age, then an equally ruinous global warming. Still, survivors dotted about North America cling to existence. With writing like " ‘Dead! Billions are dead!' cried the commentator,` it's not likely to win any prizes for style, but global-catastrophe junkies should find something to chew on here.