Death Wave

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ben Bova

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2015

Duration: 10 hours 25 minutes


Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind's expansion beyond the solar system.

In Ben Bova's previous novel New Earth, Jordan Kell led the first human mission beyond the solar system, where they discovered the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. But one alien AI survived, and it revealed to Jordan Kell that an explosion in the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy has created a wave of deadly radiation, expanding out from the core toward Earth. Unless the human race acts to save itself, all life on Earth will be wiped out.

When Kell and his team return to Earth many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.

"I believe that by far the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the science fiction world, and the world as a whole, is Ben Bova."-Ray Bradbury, praise for the author


  • Dan Tangen

    this was a pretty good book with pretty good narration. The author did a great job describing things and the characters were pretty good. The main problem I had is the entire book was very descriptive up until about the last chapter and then everything jumped and what started out as a very good book ended rather suddenly with very little description it's almost like the author got tired of writing the book. So that was a little disappointing but I still recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction.

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