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Primordial Threat

(2018)
(The first book in the Exodus series)
A novel by

 
 
"Written by one who really knows the science...a hard sf treat." (Gregory Benford, New York Times bestselling author): In 2066, a black hole is on a collision course with Earth. Can NASA scientist Burt find a solution to save the solar system?
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*** USA Today bestseller ***
The year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces.

The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program.

He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats.

Yet Burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he's just received.

Coming out of deep space is a danger that's been approaching since the dawn of time. A black hole. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake.

Dave Holmes was a modern-day Einstein. As the original architect of DefenseNet, he'd had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he'd left behind no details on how the problem might be solved.

Can Holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?

The world has less than a year to find out.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Michael Rothman's PRIMORDIAL THREAT is a big disaster novel -- maybe the biggest, with the end of the solar system in play. There goes the neighborhood! Filled with innovative science and big-scale action, it shows humanity in crisis, and humanity at its best." - Kevin J Anderson

"Written by one who really knows the science, PRIMORDIAL THREAT zips along--a hard sf treat." - Gregory Benford

"Michael A. Rothman's PRIMORDIAL THREAT leverages real technical expertise to find the human drama in a plausible near-future extinction scenario. This is gripping reading, one part Larry Niven and one part Michael Crichton!" - D J Butler

"The Primordial Threat is the Next Level in Extinction Event thrillers. Rothman deftly navigates actual science with a taut edge-of-your-seat tension that will scare you to death. I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't already gaming Worst Case Scenarios for the White House." - Nick Cole

"For nail-biting science fiction thrillers, look no further than one of Rothman's stories. Sit back and enjoy the ride." - Larry Correia

"With Primordial Threat, Michael Rothman puts the OMG back in Science Fiction! Fascinating characters, an Asimov-sized plot, and lots of intrigue. Michael Rothman delivers. Chilling Science Fiction from a new Arthur C. Clarke. Movie-ready SF from a new master!" - William C Dietz

"It has been a long time since I've seen a novel with big mind-blowing hard SF ideas like this. It reminds me very much of Asimov, and that is very welcome indeed." - David Farland

"A perfect blend of hard science fiction, disaster epic and thriller, this book will immerse you and keep you there till it ends. Then make you wish for a series." - Sarah A Hoyt

"Primordial Threat is a good combination of science and adventure fiction." - Larry Niven

"Michael A. Rothman's PRIMORDIAL THREAT is a beautifully-conceived hard science adventure, with totally believable characters and events, and a truly satisfying conclusion." - Mike Resnick

"Who says hard science fiction is dead? The field is safe and sound in the hands of Michael Rothman. Real science from a real scientist -- and a thrilling page-turner, to boot. What more could one ask?" - Robert J Sawyer

"M.A. Rothman has combined the high-frontier space realism of Kim Stanley Robinson, with the big ideas and cosmic scope of Larry Niven, and paced it all like a Michael Crichton adventure. A terrific roller coaster ride, which hits the reader on several levels. Highly recommended." - Brad R Torgersen


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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Primordial Threat
Author(s): M A Rothman
ISBN: 0-9976793-1-X / 978-0-9976793-1-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Primordial Press
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August 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Primordial Threat
Author(s): M A Rothman
ISBN: 1-983323-00-4 / 978-1-983323-00-3
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Primordial Threat
Author(s): M A Rothman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Primordial Threat
Author(s): M A Rothman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Primordial Threat
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Primordial Threat
Author(s): M A Rothman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Primordial Threat (The Exodus Series, Book 1)
Author(s): M A Rothman
Publisher: Primordial Press
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