The Dying Sun

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The Dying Sun
First edition
AuthorGary Blackwood
CountryUnited States
GenreScience Fiction Young adult novel
Publication date
March 1, 1989
Media typePrint

The Dying Sun is a science fiction novel by Gary Blackwood, published in 1989.[1] Set in the mid-21st century, the book depicts a world where the sun's light is actually diminishing over time, cooling the Earth (as opposed to global warming), which causes a mass migration from the U.S. to Mexico. The large influx from the north causes overpopulation and a wave of violence in the south, and James and Robert, two friends, decide to go north to escape the crime-ridden south.[2]

The novel is a 1990 Friends of American Writers Best Young Adult Novel.[3]


  1. ^ Blackwood, Gary, The Dying Sun March 1989, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ISBN 978-0-689-31482-7
  2. ^ Blackwood, Gary L. (1989). The Dying Sun on ISBN 0689314825.
  3. ^ "Friends of American Writers Chicago Juvenile Literature Awards". Friends of American Writers Chicago. Retrieved 2010-12-21.