''Aftermath'' is a science fiction novel written by Charles Sheffield, where Alpha Centauri goes supernova circa 2022. Four years later, in 2026, gamma rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, creating a worldwide electromagnetic pulse that knocks out the power grid and most electronics.
!!Provides examples of the following tropes.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Discussed in brief by some of the characters while they are hitching a ride on a military convoy.
* AwesomeAussie: Wilmer, the physicist on the semi-doomed mission to Mars is often described as possessing classically Australian burliness.
* BizarreSeasons: Side effect of a second sun in the southern hemisphere.
* EndlessDaytime: That poor southern hemisphere.