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Earth is the latest science fiction novel from multiple Hugo Award winner Ben Bova, author of Apes and Angels and Survival.

A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path. The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at 2,000 years.

Humans were helped by the Predecessors, who provided shielding generators that can protect the solar system. In return, the Predecessors asked humankind’s help to save other intelligent species that are in danger of being annihilated. 

But what of Earth? With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontented young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war.

©2019 Ben Bova (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Leo Baranov
  • 08-12-2019

Good listen but Seems rushed

Overall a quick book on revisiting Jupiter. I wish the story would expand more and delve deeper into the twists.

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  • Jesse
  • 17-06-2021

It was a struggle to finish

I'm sure it's difficult to write a decent book so who am I to criticize. This one was just seemed to go on and on and never quite pulled me in.

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  • crippsje
  • 26-01-2021

good story space Opera

It was a very good story but the storyline seemed a bit predictable. slow is very well with the rest of this series of books sad to see it end.

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  • Evan Kelly
  • 23-11-2020

So much eyebrow action!

I love Ben Bova universe and the storied that stem from it. I'm not sure what the intention was behind this particular story but it came across as if it were written to be more of a movie script than any of the other stories I've come to love. Nonetheless, this is quality work!

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  • Jeffrie Benedetti
  • 01-10-2020

always great can't wait for the next one

always great can't wait for the next one always great can't wait for the next one

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