Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays.
The world of Eclipse takes place 10 years after a cataclysmic solar flare wiped out billions and now makes the sun’s rays deadly to people. It is essentially as though we are suddenly living on Venus, with the sun not only being much hotter, but also the radiation from the sun’s rays literally melts people. People have retreated underground. In New York City where Eclipse is set, people now live in the labyrinthine subway system — with select people roaming the above ground during the day in special suits.
Our reluctant hero David Baxter is just your normal working stiff, a solar engineer who dons an “Icemen” suit to help maintain the solar powered electrical infrastructure above ground. Without the protective suit, he and his co-workers would burn to a crisp in seconds.
All isn’t exactly well in Eclipse’s grim view of the post cataclysmic future, but things get even worse as a person appears to be dragging people above ground to murder them via the sun.
Eclipse is a fascinating new twist in the post-apocalyptic genre with a very different New York City. It combines sci-fi, horror, and a unique dystopian murder mystery exceptionally well and provides the perfect landscape to explore above and below ground as people have adjusted to being nocturnal and returning to their homes at curfew – sunrise.