Editorial Reviews. Review. In this chilling debut, Mullin seamlessly weaves meticulous details about science, geography, agriculture and slaughter into his prose. In this grim, postapocalyptic tale, the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, covering much of North America in volcanic ash and plunging the world. Assistant editor Drucilla Shultz recommends The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin, a natural disaster adventure story following year-old Alex.

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Ashfall is a bit different from the current slew of dystopian novels. It’s science fiction I don;t like sci-fi and I loved itrealistic, a love story wound around an apocalypse, had adventure, and is so very well-written.

Author, I really liked your book, but I have no ability to put my enjoyment into words or write about anything that isn’t myself. I could feel myself being proud and disgusted all at the same time about situations that would arise.

However, they are teenagers in love so of course sex is part of the equation and I loved, simply LOVED, how sex is addressed as something natural and normal. On one hand I enjoyed it and it kept my attention and loved the characters. They were adorable, smart, strong, and caring towards each other and the people they came across on the road.

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Within the past 17 million years, or more caldera-forming eruptions have occurred from the Yellowstone hotspot, as discussed in this Wikipedia article. The Yellowstone Supervolcano is very real, and a lot is known about it. She teases Alex because of bt farm-related ignorance, but she does not scoff or gawk at his real shortcomings.


Which means a LOT of ash falling, incredible climate changes, and desperate food situations. Add your preferred email address and password to your account. A cattle pen, not fit for humans. Alex was able to hear the volcano erupting mi,e days and he lives over miles from it.

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Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin

It is smooth when it needs to be, gritty when it needs to be and achingly painful for other parts. And of course they’ll think of sex during times like that – I would want any escape I could get from the reality they were living. But these are minor quibbles, I think, and the quibbles could also be wrong. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin. I devoured this book.

Ask someone to lock you in a box with no light, nobody to talk to, and then have them beat on it with a tree limb to make a hideous booming sound. Then the supervolcano erupts, sending a chunk of rock through the roof of his house and spewing endless ash, darkness and winter into the skies.

And it is irritating. Alex is a normal teenager, self-absorbed in his own things, and he is excited to spend time on his own.

And she has a toy boy and she wears the albeit a little ashy pants in that relationship.

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And OMG has this book alarmed me. My knees and arms hung over the edge of the couch. I don’t know, I probably wouldn’t, although I do have quite a bit of knowledge of making things burn without using matches, building shelters out of sticks and shit and other Boy Scout skills I picked up by being a loser teenage boy and earning the Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness merit badges why am I going to on writing this review? Refresh and try again. If and when there is another major eruption, this peaceful valley will be a seething, violent cauldron, and millions of tons of molten rock and ash will spew forth.


Our military still runs on Windows 03! It would have to be better than this. Though, to be fair, I get why this is an unsettling premise to Americans. But what about the book? Maybe some of myllin will be like my former history teacher, but I think that for most of us would have something kick in that lets us stop thinking about our existential malaise and the rational utility of curling up to die vs the mikd of surviving I only thought of this just now but I think what I’ll call the apocalyptic scenario is another swift leg kick to Utilitarianism but that is all I’m going to say about that, my last foray into this region turned really ugly and unfruitful for all involved.

Mullin, that does not happen too often. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Recommended to Cara by: The characters, settings and situations were all very realistic. Preview — Ashfall by Mike Mullin.