2017-07-04 20:41:02 UTC
_Wolfbane_ by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
A singular book with no prequel or sequel first published in 1957. I
read the 1976 MMPB that my daughter bought for me in Half Price Books.
I would call the book a novella instead of a novel since it is only 140
It has been 250 years since the Earth has been ripped by its orbit
around the Sun by a wandering planet with "aliens" propelling it to an
unknown destination. They set the Moon afire somehow to replace the
Sun's warmth on a five year (1865 day) cycle. Each of the four seasons
has been stretched to over a year as the Moon's warmth waxes and then
wanes. 85% of the Earths population has been reduced since the warmth
of the summer gives way to a glaciation of almost the entire planet on
every five year cycle.
I was tempted to give the story three stars but the ending moved it back
up to four stars. I could say more but there is a rather serious hook
at the end that I could easily spoil.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (11 reviews)