Supervolcano by Harry Turtledove

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Yellowstone National Park sits on a hotspot: a plume of molten rock coming up from deep inside the earth capable of volcanic eruptions far greater than any that have occurred in times past. It has been silent for many years, providing false security for a nation unprepared for the full force and fury of nature unleashed.
It begins with explosions that send lava and mud flowing far beyond Yellowstone towards populated areas. Clouds of ash drift across the country, nearly blanketing the land from coast to coast. The fallout destroys crops and livestock, clogs machinery, and makes cities uninhabitable. Those who survive find themselves facing the dawn of a new ice age as temperatures plummet worldwide.
Colin Ferguson is a police lieutenant in a suburb of Los Angeles, where snow is falling for the first time in decades. He fears for his family who are spread across America, refugees caught in an apocalyptic catastrophe where humanity has no choice but to rise from the ashes and recreate the world…


About Harry Turtledove

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Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: West and East, Hitler's War, and The Big Switch; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, and Striking the Balance; the Colonization books: Second Contact, Down to Earth, and Aftershocks; the Great War epics: American Front, Walk in Hell, and Breakthroughs; the American Empire novels: Blood & Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, and Victorious Opposition; and the Settling Accounts series: Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, and In at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.
Published December 6, 2011 by Roc. 429 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Better known for his leisurely, lengthy alternate history series (Days of Infamy; The War That Came Early), Turtledove tries his hand at disaster carnography, but a promising premise is disappointingl

Oct 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Supervolcano: Eruption

Monsters and Critics

When the worst-case scenario happens, the devastating effects are felt throughout the country and around the globe as millions of tons of ash are spewed miles into the atmosphere causing immediate climate change.

Nov 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Supervolcano: Eruption

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Ever read a novel that you had high hopes for and were summarily let down when you realized that the events of the book does not seem to affect the characters within?

Sep 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Supervolcano: Eruption

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