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I think this is one of the most exciting, inspiring books I've ever read. Humankind, faced with overwhelming cataclysm, regroups to fight its way back to civilization. All the way back; no settling for another uncomfortable, time-wasting Dark Age. It is a story with brain and heart--and a lot of both--and I can't figure how it missed that list of the hundred best books of the century.
--Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....
I don't want to go over the plot - others have done so and done well. I'm just writing this to underscore that Niven and Pournelle are one of those writing teams that just work. Read morePublished 4 days ago by A. Bodmer
I enjoyed the narrative. It was detailed and certainly kept my attention. A good length too.Published 8 days ago by Murray kirk
A great read! The real possibility of social collapse and how fragile the world we live in truly is ! It made me think!Published 10 days ago by Heston2012
Beginning was pretty good, hooked me but the ending sort of petered out.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best Sci FI books ever written.
This is like my tenth copy. they keep disappearing.
This book is crazy good. Didn't want to put it down. Didn't want it to ever end. Loved everything about it.Published 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent story. Questionable cultural archetypes that show how dated societal norms of 40 years ago have become.
Overall, a great tale.