Death Wave

Death Wave

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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In Ben Bova's previous novel New Earth, Jordan Kell led the first human mission beyond the solar system, where 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: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781504643016
1504643011
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 24 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Rudnicki, Stefan 1945-
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ChristchurchLib Feb 04, 2016

In New Earth, diplomat Jordan Kell led an expedition beyond the solar system to Sirius 3, only to discover that the planet was already inhabited by an alien race virtually indistinguishable from humans. In this stand-alone sequel, Jordan returns to Earth to share what he's learned from his new acquaintances: that a "death wave" of gamma radiation approaches, poised to destroy everything in its path. Preventing him from doing so is the powerful World Council, whose members who are more than willing to ignore Jordan's warning in order to further their own political agendas. Sharing a setting with author Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Solar System novels, Death Wave marks the beginning of the Star Quest series.

Science fiction newsletter, January 2016.

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