Moonseed by Stephen Baxter
From the author who brought us ‘Flood’ and ‘Ark’ comes this earlier book of planetary disaster.
It begins with a bang, literally, as a strange light in the sky heralds the apocalypse. The planet Venus has been blown apart, but how? Soon it becomes apparent that Earth will suffer the same fate. Now as Earth begins its inevitable disintegration, a handful of people make plans.
Earth cannot be saved but maybe humanity can. This is the story of the death of a world and how a new home was made for mankind. This is a good read, it has disaster and hope all mixed together.