Preppers and Fans of apocalyptic fiction novels like The Stand, Lucifer’s Hammer, The Postman, Swan Song, Sedulity, Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse and The Perseid Collapse Saga will love The Dying Time: Impact.
When the Impact destroyed civilization and re-sculpted the globe the only survivors were the hastily expanded crew of the ISS, who watched the devastation below with growing horror, while wondering if they would ever get to go home, a few Preppers, whose stores of food and other commodities made them irresistible targets and the desperate hordes who would do anything–eat anyone–to live.
Imagine being a thousand miles from the impact site and being almost deafened by the sound and seeing buildings flattened by the shock wave. You are thrown off your feet by jolting earthquakes that peg the Richter scale, nearly burned to death by fire falls–think rain showers but with magma–and if you live along a coastline (or likely anywhere within several hours drive) you’ll be swept away by tsunamis large as mountains. And those are just the immediate effects. Follow them with Impact Winter that lasts for years, plagues, starvation and having to defend your family against those who would murder, enslave, or eat them and you have an inkling of what Michael and Ellen Whitebear must endure to survive and begin rebuilding.
Meanwhile, aboard the International Space Station the hastily expanded crew, humanity’s last hope to avoid extinction, view the devastation below with growing horror and despair. The extent of the cataclysm makes them wonder if they will ever get to go home. But their attention is soon diverted by other issues, for they have serious problems of their own.