‘The Death Star’ is a gripping classic sci fi tale from T. C. Bridges, and a foundational piece of literature in the End of World genre.
Mankind has been wiped out by a meteorite. Only a few have survived.
Sheltering in caves or hovering above the cloud-floor, they come to terms with their catastrophic fate. Earthquakes have broken their homeland, wreaking devastation and ruin on every continent.
Frank Lynd, only eighteen years of age, is an ex-helicopter pilot. Along with his best friend Dex Halstow, they are rescued and protected by Sir Daniel Counsellor, Frank’s guardian and teacher, a scientist, and his daughter, Thea.
On board the Miracle they journey to the Antarctic to meet fellow survivor Gard, President of The Helpers, and Peder Bjordal, a scientist to rival Sir Daniel. The Nording brothers, Knut and Fred, assist them as brave mechanics.
But they are not the only survivors voyaging to this bleak and forgotten part of Earth…
Gryde, a prison fugitive assisted by Mordoff and Falardo, has a plot.
He is hungry to gain knowledge about samarite, a chemical compound he can use to achieve ultimate domination over the remaining, albeit decimated, population of Earth.
Can Frank, Dex and company prevent further calamity?
Or is the World about to see for the second time a truly destructive cataclysmic event?
Led by Sir Daniel, the new alliance swoops in the air and wanders about the caves below in in this heart-stopping thriller as they battle ceaselessly against the malevolent Gryde.
T. C. Bridges (1868-1944) was a French-born UK writer, who also wrote as Christopher Beck. A prolific author of boys’ fiction from 1899 or earlier, including some Sexton Blake Library stories, he wrote several sf tales for the oldest segment of his audience including ‘Men of the Mist’, ‘People of the Chasm’, ‘The Death Star’ and ‘The Hidden City.
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