The Dying Sun

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The Dying Sun
First edition
Author Gary Blackwood
Country United States
Language English

Science Fiction

Young adult novel
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date
March 1, 1989
Media type Print
Pages 213
ISBN 0-689-31482-5

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. ^ "The Dying Sun on". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Friends of American Writers Chicago Juvenile Literature Awards". Friends of American Writers Chicago. Retrieved 2010-12-21.