This fascinating book is a combination of science fiction and fantasy. There are no “muggles” mentioned in the story, but like the Harry Potter books, The Sky Is Falling takes place in a world where magic is used for everything.
When spells are not enough to avoid a catastrophic event, a human is plucked from our world in the hope that his non-magical skills may save the day. A twist of fate, a shared name, and a tricky “revival” lead to startling consequences all around.
Lester del Rey's bizarre novella is a prime example of mid-century science fiction, with computers just hitting the scene. The strange and sometimes nonsensical plot brings a computer-expert zombie-man back to life in a world where the sky is falling. Jim Roberts performs this audiobook with power. His deep voice harnesses the world's intensity. Roberts relishes in every whacky word and makes the story fun, but still serious, for the listener. Watch for Einstein's appearance as you listen to this zombie apocalypse meets magical realism audiobook.
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