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« on: August 26, 2008, 04:05:13 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-After-William-Forstchen/dp/0765317583/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219709433&sr=8-1

Does that book sound good to anyone? I found a link to it from the Wing Commander CIC site. heresa snipet for those that dont like to go to links..

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Overnight, the world's trains, planes, cars, trucks, phones, computers, power plants and electrical equipment come to a sudden screeching stop. Nor will they ever start up again. The world is in chaos, and everyone wants to know why. Some evangelicals believe the Rapture is at hand. Other fundamentalists see the Cloven Hoof of Satan in the catastrophe. UFO cultists preach the coming of intergalactic aliens. Secularists envisage a host of earthly enemies - Chinese communists, Islamic fanatics, eco-terrorists, and energy industry magnates. New Agers prophesize the dreaded Mayan apocalypse. Is it aliens from space or is it the apocalypse? Human violence or the wrath of an angry god?

Whatever the cause, the modern age has come to an end. Looting, food riots, and global insurrection are the order of the day, and the New Dark Ages are suddenly upon us.

Can this global anarchy be stopped? Can the End Time be reversed?

A small mountain village in the American South is humankind’s last best hope.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 04:14:17 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »

This premise is almost exactly like the book "Dies the Fire" by S.M. Stirling.  Stirling has this as a three book series with a 4th (set almost 20 years after the first three) on the way I believe.  I enjoyed them greatly if you can get past a couple of spots, though it does fit in with his overall story arc.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 09:08:45 PM »

I'm interested. I'll suggest my library buy it. The premise, as GGIronSkull pointed out, has been used before but as always it's what the writer does with it that ultimately counts. I've read stories and novels with similar starting points - and that's without including post-apocalyptic war fiction but it's been a long while. Anyhow, I'll check it out. Thanks.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 09:28:55 PM »

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Overnight, the world's trains, planes, cars, trucks, phones, computers, power plants and electrical equipment come to a sudden screeching stop. Nor will they ever start up again.

If the author wrote the blurb, I'm pretty sure I couldn't stand to read it. How does "Nor" fit there?
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 09:33:44 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on August 26, 2008, 09:28:55 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 26, 2008, 04:05:13 PM

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Overnight, the world's trains, planes, cars, trucks, phones, computers, power plants and electrical equipment come to a sudden screeching stop. Nor will they ever start up again.

If the author wrote the blurb, I'm pretty sure I couldn't stand to read it. How does "Nor" fit there?

Between "stop." and "will"  Tongue

That blurb reminds me of Dan Brown. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 01:10:01 AM »

Quote from: GGIronSkull on August 26, 2008, 04:20:46 PM

This premise is almost exactly like the book "Dies the Fire" by S.M. Stirling.  Stirling has this as a three book series with a 4th (set almost 20 years after the first three) on the way I believe.  I enjoyed them greatly if you can get past a couple of spots, though it does fit in with his overall story arc.

Actually the Dies the Fire trilogy is done.  The next series of four books (20 years later) has one out now and the 2nd coming next month.  And the three "prequels/side story" to the Dies the Fire series have been out a long time.  /booknerd off smile  So this is a huge ripoff of a long existing work.  I'll probably read it anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2008, 01:49:05 AM »

Quote from: coopasonic on August 26, 2008, 09:28:55 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 26, 2008, 04:05:13 PM

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Overnight, the world's trains, planes, cars, trucks, phones, computers, power plants and electrical equipment come to a sudden screeching stop. Nor will they ever start up again.

If the author wrote the blurb, I'm pretty sure I couldn't stand to read it. How does "Nor" fit there?

I was thinking the same thing.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2008, 01:56:18 AM »

Quote from: ericb on August 27, 2008, 01:10:01 AM

Quote from: GGIronSkull on August 26, 2008, 04:20:46 PM

This premise is almost exactly like the book "Dies the Fire" by S.M. Stirling.  Stirling has this as a three book series with a 4th (set almost 20 years after the first three) on the way I believe.  I enjoyed them greatly if you can get past a couple of spots, though it does fit in with his overall story arc.

Actually the Dies the Fire trilogy is done.  The next series of four books (20 years later) has one out now and the 2nd coming next month.  And the three "prequels/side story" to the Dies the Fire series have been out a long time.  /booknerd off smile  So this is a huge ripoff of a long existing work.  I'll probably read it anyway.

Sounds like he subscribes to the Robert Jordan school of writing.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 03:16:56 AM »

From what I understand, the author almost never ever writes the blurb.  That's marketing's job. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 03:56:34 AM »

oh, wait, it's done by the same guy who did The Lost Regiment series, which was pretty good.   I may read it, too bad it's not due until March 17 2009.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 05:50:07 AM »

Not that interested in reading this book, but it reminds me that I need to read a book called The Road, which I hear is a particularly horrifying take on post apocalyptic fiction.
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