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Initial post: Jan 16, 2013 7:34:15 AM PST
Richard says:
I read a book a long time ago about a dust cloud making its way through the solar system and diminishing sunlight enough to cause an ice age. Cities int he norther hemisphere have moved underground for generations. A young man and several others are expelled from their city and start a trek across the frozen world to see what has survived. The young man is a Judo Champion which serves him well in the adventures that follow.

I remember a great many things about the book, like herds of moose that survive by licking the algae that grows on the glaciers, but I cannot remember the name of the book.

Anyone recognize it?

Thank you

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 7:55:00 AM PST
Tom Rogers says:
It's probably "Time of the Great Freeze" (Silverberg) but it's been a very long time since I've read the book, so I'm not 100% sure on this one.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:14:04 AM PST
Wow..what a good memory, Tom. I read that as a teenager when it came out in the 60s and had forgotten it.

But, I'm pretty sure you're right, since I found this site which specifically calls out it was caused by an interstellar dust cloud-->
http://www.scienceandfantasyfiction.com/BookNotes/005TimeoftheGreatFreeze.htm

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 1:22:12 PM PST
Time of the Great Freeze

I remember that one... :) It was an awesome read.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 7:47:44 AM PST
Looks interesting.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 8:42:23 PM PST
Richard says:
Thank you Tom.
I read the review and that is the book alright.

Good call, and yes it WAS a good read so many years ago.
I'll try to find it now and see how both of us have aged - LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 11:47:27 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
Glad I could help. I loved the book when I was a kid, it was on my regular rotation list. I lost my copy back in ye day, so I can't say if the book aged well.
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