When Worlds Collide

by Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
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Registered by yvensong of Reno, Nevada USA on 1/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Thursday, January 4, 2007

Edit - Jan 14, 2007

This has been sitting on my shelves for years. Decided to read for Jare's 2007 Horror Read and Release Challenge. (Jan - End of World)

You can't get much more End of the World-ish than this! A couple of rogue planets hurtle through space toward earth. Their first passing brings immense tidal forces, with the oceans inundating all the coastal areas and volcanoes spewing lava, rocks & fire pretty much everywhere else. The second passing brings the larger celestial body right in line to collide with earth.

A few people foresaw this coming. They attempt to warn the world. They, also, bring together hundreds of people to prepare a ship to leave earth during the second passing and to journey to the smaller planet.

The science, albeit flawed, is rather advance for a novel written in 1932, as well as some of the social changes proposed for the people who will travel to Bronson Beta.

At times, I found the book a bit difficult to read, with the more stilted "proper" writing of 1932. Even so, I was compelled to find out how this author portrayed the destruction and the human element attached to this impending catastrophe.

Journal Entry 2 by yvensong at GameTech in Reno, Nevada USA on Sunday, January 14, 2007

Released 15 yrs ago (1/15/2007 UTC) at GameTech in Reno, Nevada USA



I'll leave it on one of the tables in the kitchen

Released for Jare's 2007 Horror Read and Release Challenge

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