Omega: The Last Days of the World


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(3.6 stars; 8 reviews)

Omega: The Last Days of the World is a science fiction novel published in 1894 by Camille Flammarion. On 25th century Earth, a comet made mostly of Carbonic-Oxide (CO) could possibly collide with the Earth. It is concerned with the philosophy and political consequences of the end of the world. (Summary by Wikipedia) (6 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Part 1. Chapter 1 22:44 Read by A. J. Carroll
Part 1. Chapter 2 21:38 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 1. Chapter 3 45:03 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 1. Chapter 4-Part 1 35:08 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 1. Chapter 4-Part 2 33:12 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 1. Chapter 5 13:47 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Part 1. Chapter 6-Part 1 30:55 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 1. Chapter 6-Part 2 15:31 Read by Rebecca Thomas
Part 1. Chapter 7 29:04 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 2. Chapter 1 25:23 Read by Steve C
Part 2. Chapter 2 25:22 Read by Steve C
Part 2. Chapter 3 34:50 Read by Steve C
Part 2. Chapter 4 19:45 Read by Steve C
Part 2. Chapter 5 13:26 Read by Mike Pelton
Part 2. Chapter 6 10:49 Read by Mike Pelton
Epilogue 30:12 Read by Mike Pelton

Reviews

interesting, Uneven


(4 stars)

The guy who wrote this is brilliant. The book itself is a little perplexing. It starts out as a narrative on the end of the world through comet strike, then switches gears midway through and becomes a book about speculative other ways the earth could end. 95% of the book is written from a distant perspective as an observer without any real focus on characters in the story. Then at the very end, it switches gears again and becomes a personal story between two characters. I stuck with it because I always eat all the food on my plate, but it was ponderous. Having said that,It was indeed interesting and he truly is a brilliant guy. His perspectives on late 19th century science and how that might extrapolate out through time, and his historical knowledge make for some interesting reading.