One of these days, friends, your planet is going to get really pasted by your yellow Sun. It is not a matter of “if”. It is a matter of “when”. Contemplate losing all electricity. What would happen to your life? What would your world look like after a week of zero electricity? A month?
But contemplate also an Extinction Level Event.
In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a “Carrington Event”. However, there is another problem. There is also a massive spot on the Sun nicknamed “Sauron’s Eye” about to blow after the CME. The massive CME will weaken the magnetosphere, exposing the Earth to a blast of radiation that will kill everything. E.L.E.
Many books in the genre deal with the aftermath of a CME or EMP. This one deals with the lead up to a known impending disaster. Some of you might make a connection with an old movie about an asteroid on target to strike the Earth. Deep Impact – US HERE – UK HERE Forstchen is smart enough to have avoided reproducing Deep Impact, of course. He’s smart fellow, and a historian. He is rather thoughtful, philosophical in this offering.
If you haven’t read much about the impact that a large EMP might have, try…
This is a standard in the genre. The author, who’s got game, has written two sequels.
And not exactly an EMP scenario, but in the same line:
You get the drift.
Just for a start, in case you aren’t anxious enough already.
BTW… Forstchen has an entertaining series about a Civil War army which get’s sucked through a hole into a different dimension to a planet with large flesh eating critters who wander in great tribes, harvesting the humans who, in the past, also were somehow scooped up. Rally Cry is the first.