Sunstorm

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Ballantine Books, 2006 - Fiction - 356 pages
13 Reviews
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...


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User Review  - Vvolodymyr - LibraryThing

Refraining from describing the events in the book, I would like to mention, that, first of all I did not enjoy this book one bit. So if you don't want to be discouraged by my biased opinion - it's ... Read full review

Review: Sunstorm (A Time Odyssey #2)

User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Lots of interesting science, not a whole lot of good story. I mean, it was good enough to carry me through, but not to make me want to read the rest of the series. I'd probably have liked it a lot ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
19
Section 4
43
Section 5
55
Section 6
66
Section 7
112
Section 8
137
Section 15
211
Section 16
227
Section 17
248
Section 18
254
Section 19
268
Section 20
284
Section 21
300
Section 22
305

Section 9
150
Section 10
158
Section 11
170
Section 12
176
Section 13
201
Section 14
205
Section 23
314
Section 24
339
Section 25
352
Section 26
358
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About the author (2006)

ARTHUR C. CLARKE is considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and is an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that a 1945 article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke–both fiction and nonfiction–have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

STEPHEN BAXTER is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge and Southampton universities. Baxter is the acclaimed author of the Manifold novels and Evolution. He is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award.


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