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When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it's up to six university students and their experimental physics project to prevent the end of civilization. When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Richard and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved. They go panning for gold and become millionaires overnight, while fantasizing about Nobel Prizes and patents. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts on Earth in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet. Richard and his friends have less than an afternoon to get as many people as possible across to Outland before Nebraska is covered in a lethal cloud of ash. Now Richard finds himself in charge of a disorganized and frightened band of reluctant pioneers, on a world with none of the modern infrastructure that people have come to depend on. Richard has been a loner all his life, and has always wanted to be part of something bigger- but this is far more than he bargained for. If he doesn't get this right, it's not just the lives of the people in his care that could be lost- it may very well be the end of human civilization.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781505631197
Branch Call Number: SF TAYLOR 2014
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 08, 2017

Good - not great. It definitely shows that it's the author's freshman outing - forget Sliders, it reminded me more of 'Tunnel in the Sky', minus the libertarianism. Still - if you liked the Bobiverse you'll know that Mr. Taylor has grown significantly as an author and since his next book is a sequel to this one it's still worth a read.


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