Down to a sunless sea by

He'd never learned to swim.

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She walks the Rotherhithe docks, as she has done for years, for decades: nobody knows how many years, because nobody cares. They do not die, of course, or not of that, although there are no mudlarks over fifteen years of age.

All the rivers flow into it, the Fleet and the Tyburn and the Neckinger, carrying all the filth and scum and waste, the bodies of cats and dogs and the bones of sheep and pigs down into the brown water of the Thames, which carries them east into the estuary and from there into the North Sea and oblivion.

Bad ships.

There was a problem adding your email address. Plot summary[ edit ] The story is told in the first person by Jonah Scott, a British pilot for the fictional airline Air Britain who has arrived in New York City on his regular flight from London. The sea took him. Unable to continue to Europe due to the fact that it has suffered nuclear attack, or return to also attacked New York, the crew attempt to find a place to land their plane. A repeat read on another one from my younger days I was, and still am, intrigued by the premise of global destruction due to nuclear war; we used to think a lot about that possibility and then get on with life. She has pulled something from around her neck, and now she is reaching it out to you. Soon after the characters arrive at McMurdo, it is realised that the tilt of the Earth on its axis is being affected by the numerous nuclear explosions. I told him. They make jokes about Thames water killing you instantly, and it is not true. She shed no tears and took them without a word. 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. After eight days adrift in the boat, they were so hungry. Thank you! Capel is wounded but Kate demonstrates her basic medical skills in cleaning and dressing the wound. The word gets around.

You're a fool with your fine talk. There are mudlarks who will dive deep for thrown pennies then come up again, spout the river water, shiver and hold up their coins.

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A repeat read on another one from my younger days I was, and still am, intrigued by the premise of global destruction due to nuclear war; we used to think a lot about that possibility and then get on with life. And then she sees you. She has pulled something from around her neck, and now she is reaching it out to you.

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Finally, then, Graham gets to his one strong plot idea: Israel has just used an A-bomb; a massive strike and counterstrike have pretty much wiped out mankind, leaving a thick radiation belt everywhere; so where will Delta Tango land? The word gets around.

And these two plane-fuls will perhaps be the basis for a new human race of ""Alphans. Bad ships. If you are a fan of classic science fiction, you will probably like this book. It then deals with trying to find a relatively safe destination as the world is actively disintegrating and places to safely refuel in transit. She examines the ships, as they bob at anchor. And then she sees you. Langford, who was killed in the strike and replaced by an acting President, James McCracken, who ordered a counterstrike. They do not die, of course, or not of that, although there are no mudlarks over fifteen years of age. You take refuge from the deluge beneath a canvas awning put up by a sailmaker. She shed no tears and took them without a word. All the rivers flow into it, the Fleet and the Tyburn and the Neckinger, carrying all the filth and scum and waste, the bodies of cats and dogs and the bones of sheep and pigs down into the brown water of the Thames, which carries them east into the estuary and from there into the North Sea and oblivion. Jonah and Kate wind up in apocalyptic Manhattan, where Jonah is caught in a bloodbath riot; he's saved by wounded Vietnam vet John Capel.

A Gary Stu story if I ever read one. The rain washes the dirt into the gutters, and it swells streams into rivers, rivers into powerful things.

She says, "My son wanted to be a sailor," and you do not know what to reply, or how to reply. So Jonah decides to bring John along as a stowaway on his flight to Heathrow aboard Delta Tango--at a time when Kennedy International is mobbed by people screaming to be carried to safety overseas. They make jokes about Thames water killing you instantly, and it is not true. Finally, then, Graham gets to his one strong plot idea: Israel has just used an A-bomb; a massive strike and counterstrike have pretty much wiped out mankind, leaving a thick radiation belt everywhere; so where will Delta Tango land? It was on the homeward leg of the journey, with him bringing me his wages — for he was too young to have spent them on women and on grog, like his father — that the storm hit. So it's on to Antarctica--along with the crew and passengers of a Russian air freighter which has also landed including a woman pilot who falls for Jonah. But instead you stumble out from under the canvas awning, and the water of the rain runs down your face like someone else's tears. He dies quickly. Bad ships. Although safe for now, rising levels of fallout from Europe require that they evacuate, and they decide to fly to Antarctica. The sea took him. You take refuge from the deluge beneath a canvas awning put up by a sailmaker. I told him. The wording is a bit dated and some of today's more enlightened beings may find some of the character treatments triggering, but I do not believe in judging books written decades ago by today's standards think Uncle Tom's Cabin! When the Antonov cannot make the necessary altitude to overfly the worldwide belt of hot radiation with the weight of cargo, passengers, and fuel , fifty Soviet volunteers sacrifice themselves by jumping from the plane.
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Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham