Rev wrote:Phoenix David wrote:crypto wrote:This looks a lot less like an EMP, and more like a ripoff of the Stirling novel "Dies the fire"
In the book, fire and all derivative technology basically stops working. Guns don't work, either.
That would kind of suck for about a month and then almost everyone everyone would be dead.
No fire = No Sun.
Limited to the surface of our planet. Alien Space Bats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_space_batsS. M. Stirling credited Brooks with creating the term in the acknowledgments section of Dies the Fire and also used the plot device to send Nantucket back in time in Island in the Sea of Time and change the laws of nature in Dies the Fire. One character throughout Dies the Fire and its sequels believes the change to the laws of nature was done by an advanced alien race because the changes were finely tailored and refers to this race as alien space bats. In a review of Dies the Fire, Dale Cozort addressed the perceived implausibility of the novel by saying "Just say to yourself, 'The elder gods or alien space bats took our toys away and that’s all there is to it.'" Paul Di Filippo uses the term often when reviewing the series. The term also appeared in John Birmingham's 2008 novel Without Warning.
Ah that all makes sense now
Kind of makes me glad I don't have TV anymore