Death Wave

Death Wave

Book - 2015
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In Ben Bova's previous novel New Earth, Jordan Kell led the first human mission beyond the solar system. They discovered the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. But one alien AI survived, and it revealed to Jordan Kell that an explosion in the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy has created a wave of deadly radiation, expanding out from the core toward Earth. Unless the human race acts to save itself, all life on Earth will be wiped out. When Kell and his team return to Earth, many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765379504
0765379503
Characteristics: 411 pages ; 22 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 08, 2017

Meh. Bit too predictable.

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Manuel
May 03, 2016

Authors who have published many books, like Asimov, Clarke and Bova, tend to develop a standardized way of story telling that can wear a bit thin. In Bova's case, however, this is another superb novel, with strong characters. It warns about a future global dictatorship, thus going beyond standard science fiction. Anyone who likes good sic-fi will appreciate this book, as did I.

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jtpolk
May 02, 2016

Predictable Ben Bova. A good read, a good premise, however you never really feel the world that exists in this future, nor the characters. Strong and good plot however. I would recommend it as a good read (I am using the word GOOD a lot!), but nothing special. Again, if you have read other Ben Bova novels, it feels very familiar.

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heinrij
Dec 29, 2015

This Sequel to New Earth is the real thing. Good old fashioned science fiction, if that isn't and oxymoron. "G" for all ages.

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