Roland GreenThis admirable yarn represents the same combination of sf premise and disaster thriller development that worked so well in Niven and Pournelle's "Lucifer's Hammer". The premise is that a volcano in the mid-Atlantic ridge cuts off the Gulf Stream and associated currents that keep northern Europe, including the British Isles, from having a sub-Arctic climate. The heroes, apart from the geophysicist protagonist, are mostly ordinary people (as opposed to survivalists) trying to survive, and the villains are a plausibly depicted gaggle of politicians who fiddle around while London freezes. The tale can be read with equal enjoyment by sf fandom and those coming to it with a thriller habit. Those two audiences together should guarantee lively demand in most collections.
- Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
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- 4.16(w) x 6.83(h) x 1.08(d)
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Empire of Ice based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a great book. Im a college student now and read this one back in high school. It was the first fictional novel I have ever read. I loved it...the scenario is plausible and the characters act like true people. Ordanary, people..thats all. The politics are not boring the least bit and bring a sense of tension and reality. It reads very easy and I recommend it to all. All I could think about when I was reading this was, 'Wow, this is like watching a movie.' Truely great read.
what we have here is an interesting scenario, what if a volcanoe erupted and caused volcanic winter throughout the northern hemisphere. and to top it off there is some severe tensions between england and ireland. pretty good book.