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The tension is incredible throughout and there are a number of incidents that are really quite touching.

While over the middle of the Atlantic, flying from New York to Heathrow, it becomes clear that a global nuclear war has broken out. Definitely dated by now, but this book has imagery that’s stayed dow me a long time. I would imagine the science was iffy, and some of the plot points were in the ‘too good to be true’ category, but I loved it nonetheless.

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In truth, I bought this novel for its title. And it is a book I come back to every so often, it had that effect on me, and it is similar in that to Nevil Shute’s “On the Beach” genre: Now Captain Jonah Scott is not doen responsible for the security of his passengers but for the survival of the entire human race. Instead, it’s marred by sexism and subtle prejudice. One of the best books I ever read. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


The book is unremittingly full of sexist, racist, classist characterizations. It is so prevelant and follows the book on almost every other page.

Unable to land at London, the plane aims for Madeira and Gibraltar, but accidents and catastrophes on the islands prevent them from landing. I read this many years ago, in the 80s when the threat of nuclear war was something we grew up with and was fodder for a lot in many forms of media.

Jonah and his crew wonder whether to crash land on an island in the Azores chain with the help of Juan, a local resident who has contacted them via amateur radio. Nevertheless, my rating is five stars.

Down to a Sunless Sea

Jan 10, Jeanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I still remember having air raid drills and taking cover under my desk,, I’d definitely recommend this book to everyone regardless of age I believe that you’ll be just as I was so long ago!

Down to a Sunless Sunlses is one of my favorite Sci-Fi stories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Utter and complete dreck. There’s a couple of unlikely coincidences and a happy American ending. Langford, who was killed in the strike and replaced by an grahm President, James McCracken.

Two things that made it seem more believable. Sun,ess like this quite a bit. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? All throughout the entire book as a matter of fact Howev The plot is one of the more interesting spins on a nuclear apocalypse scenario.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. All throughout the entire book as a matter of fact However, the book wholeheartedly disappoints in the redundant sexism. Every radio conversation was faithfully included in the book! This is an apocalyptic story in a time in the near-past future coming off of the petro crises in the ‘s and America has fallen on dire straights.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Jul 12, Fay rated it really liked it. Given the situation there should have been way more drama. I read this book a long long long time ago, and then lost it. What little science was in the book took is a bit too much to make believable and the epilogue could have been left out.

A terrific “escape the apocalypse” thrill ride. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

X Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Feb 10, Attila rated it it was amazing Shelves: You may not be so lucky. A British pilot operates a scheduled flight from New York to London, carrying scientists, relief workers, refugees to the UK.

I don’t know why the author waited so long to get it going but once it does it is fantastic.