Test of Fire

Test of Fire

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by Ben Bova, Dean Sluyter
     
 

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

Cities became ovens, grasslands seas of flame. As the touch of dawn swept westward across the spinning planet, its fiery finger killed everything in its path. Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt; floodwaters poured down on burning Alpine villages.

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Overview

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

Cities became ovens, grasslands seas of flame. As the touch of dawn swept westward across the spinning planet, its fiery finger killed everything in 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 burst into flame as their reindeer collapsed and roasted on the smoking tundra.

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

The Americas escaped the sun's wrath ... almost.

Editorial Reviews

Harry Harrison
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482911916
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space", past President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and President Emeritus of the National Space Society.

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Test of Fire 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book at my local library and it caught my eye. I started on it and I was completely engrossed for about halfway through it, but then it fell completely apart. It seemed like the writer just ran out of ideas which is sad because this could have been a 5 star book. The concept is original and the story starts off fast, but after about page 150 it just gets very boring. The ending is completely dumb and every character is cold and shallow to a point were you really don't care who lives or dies. I still have to give it 2 stars though because the concept was cool and the beginning was great.