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Europa’s

Child













Bruce Savage




Table of Contents


About Bruce Savage

Books by Bruce Savage

Disclaimer

Copyright

Quotes

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty One

Chapter Twenty Two

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From the Author




About Bruce Savage


Bruce Savage was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1967, the youngest son of 16 brother’s and sister’s to Winfield Strout and Blanche Strout. He published his first successful work when he was 10 years old in Boy’s Life magazine. The publication paid him $1 for a joke he wrote. So excited about his accomplishment and seeing his name published he pursued the art of writing for the next 40 years. In 1984 he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in Germany. In 1999 he graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Information Systems. He held several positions with several fortune 500 companies until 2002 when he dove head first and full time into the world of writing and publishing. Since then he has produced 11 novels and counting. Casualties of War was his first novel followed by Psycho.


He is currently working on many other novels that will be available soon as well as the screenplay for Russian Games. He currently lives in Florida and the Philippines with his wife Julie and his daughter. He frequently enjoys making donations and contributions to ending poverty and supporting those less fortunate and he is an avid animal rights supporter.


Bruce Savage – EUROPA’S CHILD



Books by Bruce Savage


The Novels:


GOD'S ASSASSIN

NO MERCY FOR THE DEAD

EUROPA'S CHILD

RUSSIAN GAMES

QUEST FOR THE TABLET

ORIGIN

SHORT SCARY STORIES

PSYCHO

CASUALTIES OF WAR

MORE SHORT SCARY STORIES

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Disclaimer


EUROPA’S CHILD

By Bruce Savage

Copyright © 2016

EUROPA’S CHILD eBook Edition


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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Quotes


If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.


Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965)



Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

Arthur C Clarke



All these worlds are yours…except Europa. Attempt no landing there.


From the novel 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke.



Prologue



We are all fucking dead! LITERALLY…I mean that. Dead as dead can fucking be. Extinct! I’ve never been more serious about anything in my life. Soon billions of people and animals all over the world will starve to death and those that survive will suffocate from a lack of oxygen. Massive storms are going to form all over the globe and rain hell down on everyone everywhere. And if anyone or anything survives that hellish apocalypse will be literally fried like a hot pocket in a microwave oven by solar radiation when the Earth’s atmosphere and ozone finally collapse and our sun’s radiation bombards the planet with massive amounts of radioactive particles. We are all pretty much…gonna…fucking…die!

What took nature and evolution billions of years to create, nurture and accomplish will be undone in a matter of months. Not millions of years or billions of years but mere months. It will be a very quick death as far as the Universe is concerned. A blink of the cosmic eye if you want to think of it that way. First, every living creature in all of the Earth’s ocean’s will die from toxic poisoning. Whales, fish. crustaceans, plankton you name it are going to be poisoned and die. Which will in turn cause a massive ecological disaster. Without life in the ocean anything on land has very little chance of surviving. There’s a very delicate balance for there to be life on Earth. A balance once disrupted effects everything else like a domino effect. One by one ecological system's will collapse. While this oceanic apocalypse is going on massive amounts of methane will be pumped into the atmosphere from the death and decay of those organisms and in turn decreasing Earth's oxygen level from 20% at its current life-sustaining level to practically zero. Massive and I mean massive storms will start to build like the Earth hasn’t seen since the beginning of life on our planet due to the warming of the ocean. Hurricanes and Typhoons with wind speeds of 300mph or more will sandblast anything in their path leveling any city, town, village, forest you name it, it will be wiped out. Tidal surges from these massive storms of at least 1000 ft. will occur flooding and wiping out coastal regions. Say goodbye to New York, Boston, D.C., Hong Kong, Miami and any place else along a coast. Cloud cover will increase from 30% to 100% as the storms increase in strength and frequency shutting out any light from the Sun. It’s going to get cold as Hell without the Sun. All vegetation will die soon from this because photosynthesis will stop completely. Every tree, flower, and plant will wither and die from lack of sunlight and that means no more oxygen production, adding to the problem of ammonia and methane being pumped into the atmosphere. Once all the oxygen is gone that’s it for the atmosphere. Little by little the ozone’s strength will decrease allowing solar radiation in more and more and that means the end of microscopic life of any kind. Our once beautiful and vibrant oceans will be exposed to solar flares that will evaporate them leaving the Earth just a big empty rock floating in the cosmos. Radiation levels on our planet will increase to an exponential level and the Earth…our home…will be left a lifeless rock floating in space. Barren, sterilized…dead. Just like Mars.


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