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Earth

The Grand Tour Series, Book 23
By: Ben Bova
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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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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  • 08-12-19

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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