As a long time technologist of some 35 years. I view myself as having unique views about our so-called modern age. When I was going up the technology at my disposal was nothing more than land line phones, color TV, and cassette players. I mean I saw my first cell phone on an old Star Trek episode from the 60’s, you know, the flip out communicator and Captain Kirk saying “beam us up, Scotty”.
Of course, that is nothing compared to today’s system of so call progress. Before the computer age and the internet… things were convenient to have… but at that time technology as it was would not usher in a catastrophic collapse of infrastructure by going dark. We have set ourselves up for a downfall of magnificent proportions.
We have constructed our own doom that is much more elegant than the Atom Bomb and therefore is harder to recognize. Our arrogance, greed, and outright stupidity has blinded us to what is happening and what will be. We are now slaves to the digital age, myself included. What happens when you wake up one fine day and there is no power? Computers no longer work, cell phones are dead for years across the US or even the world.
What do you think our lives will be like then? My generation, the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, grew up in a technological age of revolution. Future generations grew up in a technological cage. Thinking that we are above nature the universe and the checks, balances and fundamental laws that placed it all here in the first place has caused this. A little knowledge is dangerous, so is a lot.
Two young men, Mark and Eric struggle desperately trying to make it to their retreat in Northern California. Their truck is dead from an EMP. They have to walk 200 miles. Will they make it passed the gangs and the utter confusion of a powerless society?
George and his son Junior, are set up in a retreat in Northern Wisconsin. Everything is going along great until disaster strikes. One mistake leaves his 18 year old son to survive alone.
When the power goes out from the EMP Preston tries to convince his girlfriend to leave the big city and head to the farmstead where his friends are. Will they escape the complete chaos of the city in time or wait until it’s too late?
From one harrowing adventure to the next this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering the characters on as they face the impossible odds against them.
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