In myth Tartarus was the lowest region of hell. So low, it was said, that an anvil dropped from heaven having taken nine days and nights to reach earth would take a further nine days and nights to reach Tartarus. In reality ...'I'd heard many a tale about Tartarus Major, how certain continents were technological backwaters five hundred years behind the times; how the Church governed half the planet with a fist of iron, and yet how, across scattered islands and sequestered lands, a thousand bizarre and heretic cults prospered too. I'd heard how a lone traveller was hardly safe upon the planet's surface, prey to wild animals and cut-throats. Most of all I'd heard that, in two hundred years, Tartarus would be annihilated when its sun exploded in the magnificent stellar suicide of a supernova.' These are the stories of the people who are leaving Tartarus, those have decided to stay and those who are arriving on the planet for the apocalypse.
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Used availability for Eric Brown's The Fall Of Tartarus
April 2005 : UK Paperback
August 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Fall Of Tartarus (Do Not Use) (Gollancz S.F.)
Author(s): Eric Brown
ISBN: 1-85798-797-7 / 978-1-85798-797-3 (UK edition)
Availability: Amazon UK
May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition