A beautifully descriptive story about love, self-sacrifice, and the desperate battle to avoid extinction on a dying world.
A massive cloud of hydrogen is traveling through space on a collision course with Earth. At a high-ranking meeting, two astronomers, Edward and Joseph, are sworn to secrecy when they reveal that in six months' time, as the gas envelops the planet, it will turn the atmosphere into a fireball. Their beautiful young prodigy, the resourceful Lauren, is initially kept in the dark, but soon discovers the destination of the cloud when she calculates its route. Two months before its encounter with Earth, the gas is captured and absorbed by the planet Jupiter. They think they have avoided disaster, but you can be looking the wrong way when the end of the world sneaks up on you.
©2015 Patricia Smith (P)2016 Ca Times Publishing