by Ben Bova


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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 two thousand 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765397195
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Grand Tour Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 157,113
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

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Earth 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Plot inconsistencies; reuse of the same lines like he copied/pasted them; heavy-handed and clumsy. Not at all what I've come to expect from Bova
Craig1954 8 months ago
Not the story expected from Ben Bova. The timeline for the protagonist, Tray, makes no sense. Was he away from Earth for 400 years or 1000? When he returns to Earth it seems that the only changes he needs to understand are the different sexual mores. of a different century. If there are other differences Bova does a dis-service by not explaining better the new universe.
Anonymous 7 months ago
read it through in one sitting