Test of Fire [NOOK Book]

Overview

A small group of survivors fight to rebuild civilization after the Earth is devastated by a huge solar flare.

Cities became ovens. Grasslands became seas of flame. As the touch of dawn swept westward across the spinning planet Earth, its fiery finger killed everything in its path. Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt, floodwaters poured down on the burning, smoking villages dotting the Alpine meadows. Paris became a torch, then London. North...
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Test of Fire

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Overview

A small group of survivors fight to rebuild civilization after the Earth is devastated by a huge solar flare.

Cities became ovens. Grasslands became seas of flame. As the touch of dawn swept westward across the spinning planet Earth, its fiery finger killed everything in its path. Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt, floodwaters poured down on the burning, smoking villages dotting the Alpine meadows. Paris became a torch, then London. North of the Arctic Circle, Lapplanders 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 Ocean, but as it did the brightness diminished. The sun dimmed as quickly as it had brightened.
The Americas escaped the Sun's wrath. Almost.
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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."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014675970
  • Publisher: ReAnimus Press
  • Publication date: 7/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 274,340
  • File size: 910 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    Great beginning but falls flat after that

    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.

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