Fire Time takes place on the planet Ishtar, whose peculiar orbit around three stars (Bel, Ea, and Anu) results in the "Fire Time", a dramatic increase in heat, every thousand years (the "Fire Time" of the title). As the northern hemisphere heats up, large numbers of Ishtarians flee south, leading to a collapse of civilization. The presence of visitors from Earth (also engaged in their own war off-planet) raises the prospect of changing the dynamics of history.
Fire Starter around 30,000 Illegal Fires Are Set Each Year in Tyne and Wear. It's the Arson Capital of Britain. Most of the Culprits Are Children, Some as Young as Five. and for Them, Summertime Means Fire Time
Aug 27, 1999; Merciful drizzle. It is the sort of day that the firefighters of Newcastle's run-down West End pray for during the school...