In the aftermath of a cataclysmic collision of an immense asteroid with the Earth, amid a decimated environment pummeled by the ravages of worldwide tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and impenetrable ash clouds, most forms of life succumbed. The rupture in the crust of the Earth unleashed a toxic acidic volcanic soup that had made the oceans inhospitable to sea life, destroyed much of the Amazon rain forest, and triggered a new ice age.
Yet out of the rubble of the scorched, scarred, frozen planet, a few groups of human stragglers managed to survive by seeking and improvising shelter. A decade after the asteroid impact, even those remnants of civilization appeared threatened when the world’s largest super volcano began smoldering with increasing ferocity, signaling an eruption that this time could annihilate the human race.
Published: March 2015
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