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Science Fiction stories about a future Ice Age

Posted on 12/21/2010 4:39:02 PM PST by EveningStar

Do you know of any science fiction stories about future Ice Ages?

I've read one, the novel, Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn

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Do you know of any other SF stories on this topic?


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; iceage; pages; sciencefiction; scifi

1 posted on 12/21/2010 4:39:09 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 12/21/2010 4:39:48 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

The Time of the Great Freeze - Robert Silverberg


3 posted on 12/21/2010 4:41:58 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: EveningStar

List of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_apocalyptic_and_post-apocalyptic_fiction


4 posted on 12/21/2010 4:42:46 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The World in Winter (UK)/The Long Winter (US)
John Christopher. A decrease in radiation from the sun causes a new ice age.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 4:45:11 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The Snow
Adam Roberts. The world is buried under kilometres of unnatural snow.

First Ark to Alpha Centauri
Abdul Ahad. World governments in the 23rd century build and launch a 12-mile long generation starship to Alpha Centauri to escape a global Ice Age threatening the future of humanity.[108]

The Mara and Dann novels Story of General Dann and Mara’s Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog: A Novel
Doris Lessing. Set in a future ice age. Other Lessing novels like Memoirs of a Survivor and Shikasta deal with apocalyptic themes.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 4:46:51 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: EveningStar

For movies, of course, there’s “A.I.” and “The Day After Tomorrow.”


7 posted on 12/21/2010 4:49:00 PM PST by dangus
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To: EveningStar
No novels. I like sci-fi. The fifth element had some screen shots where the Statue of Liberty was well above ground. Sorry that's the only reference I can offer.
8 posted on 12/21/2010 4:50:21 PM PST by allmost
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To: dangus

For more movies, there’s one by Robert Altman called QUINTET (1979).


9 posted on 12/21/2010 5:00:41 PM PST by Argus
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To: EveningStar

I really enjoyed “Fallen Angels”. Especially the Earth-First police cracking down on inappropriate technology people use to keep warm while glaciers threaten the Northern tier cities. A very prescient book.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 5:18:24 PM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Argus

Also “Sunshine” (2007)


11 posted on 12/21/2010 5:27:33 PM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: dangus
Apologies in advance for going off topic, but I had for years avoided watching The Day After Tomorrow. I knew that the premise was a steaming pile and I certainly wouldn't spend any actual money to see it. But I was at a relative's house a couple weeks ago and they insisted on watching it for the special effects.

That was maybe the very worst written and most patently stupid film I have ever seen, Star Wars II and III awful. I now completely understand why, when they gave a "special screening" to a group of actual meteorologists and real (as opposed to pretend) climate scientists, the audience was roaring with the kind of laughter one expects from a pack of stoned college students watching the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup.

I found A.I., on the other hand, a far better and more entertaining film than I expected. Not great, but certainly not horrid.

12 posted on 12/21/2010 5:36:23 PM PST by katana (Actually, there IS something wrong with that)
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To: EveningStar

Try the Twilight Zone: Midnight Sun.


13 posted on 12/21/2010 5:38:58 PM PST by Sawdring
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14 posted on 12/21/2010 5:45:22 PM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: KevinDavis
Remember readin one in the 1960s about some people who are traveling over the ice. Cities are under the ice and use periscopes to see atop the ice sheets. Chicago has become “Chago”. It ends with them in Central America where things seem pretty nice — certainly warmer.

Cannot remember the name of-the book or the author.

15 posted on 12/21/2010 6:13:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: EveningStar

Centigrade 233


16 posted on 12/21/2010 6:31:00 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 698 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: EveningStar

I remember a short story about a migratory group of humans who have been migrating south for centuries, ahead of a wall of glaciers. They have lost all of their culture, but carry a ‘sacred’ metal box, the last remnant of their lost civilization. Ahead of them they see a gleaming on the horizon, and it finally turns out to be from a wall of glaciers moving north to meet them.

Years later alien scientists exploring the uninhabited frozen Earth find the metal container, which contains movie film, preserved by the cold. The rest of the world is hopelessly buried under the ice, nothing else from the lost civilization has been found. The alien scientists reverse engineer motion picture projection to view the film and see the dead civilization come to life. What they see is very strange, and involves a birdlike creature having fights and collisions in his motor vehicle. The movie ends by circling around the creatures squawking face with the undecipherable words ‘A Walt Disney Production’. I do not remember the author or title.


17 posted on 12/22/2010 2:40:43 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: EveningStar

There was a very interesting story about Neanderthals who had an entire civilization built out of ice - in diferent forms. They had cities, “airplanes”, and spacecraft also built of ice. When the ice melted all traces vanished, along with the Neanderthals, except for a few suvivors who we find traces of today.


18 posted on 12/22/2010 6:33:15 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: katana

Oh, you poor thing. Apparently you missed out on the ‘prophetic’ and equally (if not far superior) bad flick “2012”!!

I only saw about 15 minutes on an airplane flight and was laughing so hard my husband made me change the channel. ;-)


19 posted on 12/22/2010 2:34:39 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Another short story is “A Pail of Air”. Fritz Leiber, author.

Worth reading, holds up pretty well for a 1951 scfi story. Believe you can find it online.

20 posted on 12/22/2010 2:40:20 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: nomorelurker

Yes, I remember that one, and its quirky idea of changing the climate by using heat exchanger heater/AC systems, pouring out cold air outdoors to heat buildings.


21 posted on 12/22/2010 2:44:14 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: pillut48

Thanks for the tip. That is another one I’ve avoided based on the previews. Stupid, ignorant, and humorless are a bad combination, but Hollywood is filled with very wealthy folks having all three as their claims to fame.


22 posted on 12/22/2010 3:46:05 PM PST by katana (Actually, there IS something wrong with that)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Well sorry maybe my fault. Story is about the Earth being pulled from the Sun by a rouge (?) star and freezing like at the outer edge of the solar system. Premise is bad survival strategy is worth reading


23 posted on 12/22/2010 6:01:31 PM PST by nomorelurker
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