Orbs II: Stranded
By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Sub-Genres: Alien attack / Dying Earth
Rating: I loved it (?)
While the first Orbs book was about survival, the theme running through Orbs II: Stranded is ‘desperation’. The odds are stacked high against the human race and the survivors at Cheyenne Mountain. In fact, one has to question if the human race has any hope of survival at all. The ‘Organics’ aliens continue to rob Earth of all its water and kill any living thing they can find. Their numbers seem endless, while the number of humans remaining alive continues to dwindle. In the face of such odds against survival, many characters are led to desperate acts and last-resort choices.