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Flood

(2008)
(The first book in the Flood series)
A novel by

 
 
Next year. Sea levels begin to rise. The change is far more rapid than any climate change predictions; metres a year. Within two years London, only 15 metres above the sea, is drowned. New York follows, the Pope gives his last adress from the Vatican, Mecca disappears beneaths the waves. Where is all the water coming from? Scientists estimate that the earth was formed with seas 30 times in volume their current levels. Most of that water was burnt off by the sun but some was locked in the earth's mantle. For the tip of Everest to disappear beneath the waters would require the seas to triple their volume. That amount of water is still much less than 1% of the earth's volume. And somehow it is being released. The world is drowning. The biblical flood has returned. And the rate of increase is building all the time. Mankind is on the run, heading for high ground. Nuclear submarines prowl through clouds of corpses rising from drowned cities, populations are decimated and finally the dreadful truth is known. Before 50 years have passed there will be nowhere left to run. FLOOD tells the story of mankind's final years on earth. The stories of a small group of people caught up in the struggle to survive are woven into a tale of unimaginable global disaster. And the hope offered for a unlucky few by a second great ark . . .

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Stephen M Baxter's Flood

Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-451-46271-8 / 978-0-451-46271-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc Hardcover
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July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-08056-6 / 978-0-575-08056-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Flood (A Novel of the Flood)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-451-46328-5 / 978-0-451-46328-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-08482-0 / 978-0-575-08482-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-08058-2 / 978-0-575-08058-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 1-5226-0911-3 / 978-1-5226-0911-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flood
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flood (A Novel of the Flood Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Ace
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