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Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling

Dies the Fire

by S. M. Stirling

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Series: Emberverse (1), Nantucket event series (4)

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Engaging... different communities/societies form after armageddon... read 2nd in series as well, fizzled for me after that. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
I started this series with book #4, so reading book #1 explained a lot of things. On its own I thought it was just ok, but the books later in the series are better. I liked the authors take on who and how people survive when modern systems shut down and fail. ( )
  egrant5329 | Jan 20, 2018 |
I started this series with book #4, so reading book #1 explained a lot of things. On its own I thought it was just ok, but the books later in the series are better. I liked the authors take on who and how people survive when modern systems shut down and fail. ( )
  egrant5329 | Jan 20, 2018 |
One of the best post-apocalytic novels out there. Good characters and plot. The novel gave a smart picture of what would happen if our toys were taken away. Unlike other SF novels about this topic it had a real and dramatic story (not just an excuse to rant on about the author's theories). ( )
  KellyAnns | Jul 22, 2017 |
I give the story/concept a 3 but overall the book is lucky to get a 2; I mean Oh MY GOD can you have anymore of a platform to try and push witches on us!!!!!!!!!; I mean to use so much space on one of the largest minority groups in the world is such a waste of time, i have never skipped so much fluff in any book that I actually finished; will be really really hard for me to read another one of these. ( )
  longhorndaniel | Jul 19, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451460413, Mass Market Paperback)

The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable. What follows is the most terrible global catastrophe in the history of the human race-and a Dark Age more universal and complete than could possibly be imagined.

"Dies the Fire kept me reading till five in the morning so I could finish at one great gulp..."—New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove

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When a strange electrical storm over the island of Nantucket suddenly causes all electronic devices to cease functioning, the world is faced with an unimaginable transformation, one that is complicated by some individuals' ruthless quest for ultimate domination.… (more)

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