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Old 01-09-2017, 07:57 PM
RikWriter RikWriter is offline
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Originally Posted by Marlonius View Post
Characters fail to outrun explosion in slow motion and are not killed outright, but permanently disfigured.
I actually subverted that cliché in one of my books. The hero is running away from a missile strike. He wakes up in the hospital four days later. Lucky for him, this is a SF series set a couple hundred years in the future and they were able to clone him some skin and fix the third degree burns over 80% of his body and repair the internal damage from the pressure wave.