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David Koepp is an acclaimed American screenwriter who has written more than two dozen feature films. He has successfully written in a variety of genres, including the first two Jurassic Park films, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way, Spider-Man, Panic Room”, “War of the Worlds”,, The Paper, Mission: Impossible, “Angels and Demons”. ” and “Hell”.
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In Aurora, Illinois, Aubrey Wheeler is just trying to make ends meet after her semi-criminal ex-husband breaks up, leaving their rebellious teenage son behind.
That’s when the lights go out, not just in Aurora, but all over the world. A solar storm knocked out power almost everywhere. Suddenly all problems are local, very local, and Aubrey must assume the role of fierce protector of her suburban neighborhood.
Across the country lives Aubrey’s estranged brother, Thom. As the incredibly wealthy and neurotically prepared CEO of Silicon Valley, he plans to weather the crisis in a gilded desert bunker he built for maximum comfort and safety.
But the complicated history between the brothers is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of several back calculations, not all of which will survive. . .
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According to the World Bank, more than 90 percent of the world’s people now have access to electricity. What might happen if the world’s power generation and transmission facilities suddenly failed as a result of a solar storm, a massive wave of charged particles from the sun? It occurred in early 1859 as part of what is known as the Carrington Event.
But that was thirty-three years before the Edison Illuminating Company powered a few hundred homes in New York City. The rest of humanity still lived in a world lit only by fire. Today, a coronal mass ejection like the Carrington event would be catastrophic. And screenwriter and novelist David Koepp brilliantly portrays what could happen in his haunting new novel Aurora.
A FASCINATING CAST OF CHARACTERS
In the hands of a less skilled writer, the story of this novel might have contained scene after scene of riots and roving gangs of desperate people bent on destruction. After all, a massive solar storm like the one in 1859 would be catastrophic. But there is very little of that in Aurora. Koepp brings the story down to earth, focusing on the experiences of a handful of interesting people. A legendary 88-year-old solar scientist.
His much younger former student, now with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A young divorcee in the city of Aurora, Illinois, and her violent and alcoholic ex-husband. Her ex-husband’s troubled fifteen-year-old son who now lives with her ex-stepmother. And a Silicon Valley survivor who has built a luxurious hideout in an old missile silo in Utah. Of course, they all interact as the plot unfolds, creating a captivating drama.
Drama that’s hard to put down
The author’s cinematic skills are evident in this novel. So it’s no surprise that acclaimed director Kathryn Bigelow is developing a major new movie for Netflix based on the book. But the story’s cast will present challenges for the director. Among the most colorful characters in Aurora are two men. Norman Levy, 88, a retired solar scientist from Aurora, Illinois, helps warn the world of the cataclysm that will engulf the planet.
And robotics billionaire Thom Banning, who replaces other super-rich Silicon Valley men who fear the apocalypse and have the money to prepare for it. To portray both characters as Koepp portrays them, an actor with depth and subtlety of character is required. But each character in the novel emerges three-dimensionally from the page. The screenwriter, probably Koepp himself, will have it easy.
HOW LIKELY IS A MASSIVE SOLAR STORM?
Koepp begins his novel with a chilling description of the “electromagnetic chaos” that was the Carrington event. “Telegraph operators around the world reported torrents of fire erupting from their signal panels, platinum relay switches melting, and around the world there were reports of the night sky shining as bright as day.” He concludes the preface with a warning: “On average every hundred and fifty years, a large CME hits the earth with full force. We are behind schedule.
So, skeptical as I am, I checked the Koepp facts. It seems that the threat could be as great as he says he is. A new scientific study, published in January 2020 in Geophysical Research Letters, “shows that what scientists have called ‘major’ space superstorms have occurred 42 of the last 150 years. What they called ‘major’ superstorms have occurred 6 of 150 years.” In other words, “On average, there is a 4% chance of at least one…major storm per year and a 0.7% chance of one Carrington-class storm per year.” In other words, one chance in 150 per year.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Koepp (1963-) “is the ninth-highest-grossing screenwriter of all time at the US box office, with a combined gross of more than $2.3 billion,” according to Boxofficemojo.com. And the claim is believable given the man’s screen credits, which include Jurassic Park, Spiderman, and Mission: Impossible. He is also the author of two great science fiction novels, Cold Storage and Aurora. Koepp received a bachelor’s degree in film from UCLA.
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