Sunstorm

Sunstorm

Paperback - 2006
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When Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer ever, teams up with award-winning author Stephen Baxter, who shares Clarke's bold vision of a future where technology and humanism advance hand in hand, the result is bound to be a book of stellar ambition and accomplishment. Such was the case with Time's Eye. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel, Clarke and Baxter draw their epic to a triumphant conclusion that is as mind-blowing as anything in Clarke's famous Space Odyssey series.

SUNSTORM

Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history. Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance?

Bisesa's questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun's core-an anomaly that has no natural cause is evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition in a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life in a bombardment of deadly radiation.

Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of the Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort.

And all the while, the Firstborn are watching...


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Del Ray,, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780345452511
Branch Call Number: SF CLA
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Baxter, Stephen

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iherman
Jan 11, 2017

Very good second book in the series. An enjoyable read by alone or with the trilogy.

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jeffembe
Apr 29, 2016

Worst SF book I've ever read. Pseudo writers like Baxter...readers need a warning

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monikak1
Mar 26, 2012

This is Book 2 of "A Time Odyssey"

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babsrich
Sep 07, 2010

massive solar eruption about five years off.shield Earth from the worst effects of the storm. result of events set in motion by an alien intelligence, known as the Firstborn,

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