Friday, June 17, 2016

Inter States: Emergent Disorder

Inter States: Emergent Disorder
by Ralph Meima

Publication Date: June 16, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0692734902
Trade Paperback: 412 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

$6.99 - Ebook Edition

Description: A historic migration begins, triggered by Hurricane Rhiannon but accelerated by deeper currents. With winter approaching, many hundreds of thousands take to the road in search of safety, potable water, reliable sources of food, and shelter. Their numbers overwhelm infrastructure and governments, roiling politics, and changing the demographic character of regions forever.

Carried along in the migration are the Trudeau-Kendeil and Daniels families. They have banded together for a harrowing journey of many days from Washington, D.C. to the homes of charitable relatives in New England, in search of the security a family needs in these lean times. Their route takes them through communities coping in diverse ways with economic hardship, an unstable climate, and the swelling numbers of migrants.

With the 2040 election only days away, events whip from one surprise to another. A dispute flares around disaster relief offered by China and the European Union. Supporters and opponents dig in along partisan lines. The President is held in contempt, and arrested by a council of national unity. Despite an initial spirit of cooperation, multiple competing claims to federal executive authority arise, precipitating a constitutional crisis. Oligarchs see threats and opportunities in the emerging disorder, and act to protect their interests.

Challenges multiply as the families travel north. Election Day arrives while they are still on the road. Voter turnout is low among populations side-tracked by the storm and migration. Then, tragedy strikes in the families’ midst, overwhelming plans and driving home a harsh lesson about options and consequences in a world riven by competing realities and relentless resource scarcity.

"A worthy sequel to Fossil Nation, the first volume in the Inter States series, Emergent Disorder takes the reader on a fast-paced and uncomfortably plausible trip through a near-future America in terminal crisis. Not to be missed."
-- John Michael Greer, author of Star's Reach and Twilight's Last Gleaming

Friday, April 8, 2016

New Release: After Oil 4: The Future's Distant Shores

After Oil 4: The Future's Distant Shores 
Various writers, edited by John Michael Greer

Publication Date: April 5, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0692679111
Trade Paperback: 274 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches

$6.99 - Ebook Edition

Description: In this fourth addition to the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, collects twelve new tales set in civilizations of the far future, a thousand years hence, in the world where the industrial age has faded into myth and legend.

Check out this review of After Oil 4: The Future's Distant Shores!

After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum Future - EBOOK Available For $2.99 For A Limited Time Only

Update 7/24/16: The promotion period has now ended. After Oil is back to full price. Thanks to all who picked up a copy.

Attention everybody, to coincide with the release of After Oil 4: The Future's Distant Shores, the fourth volume the popular After Oil series, we at Founders House decided to offer the ebook editions of After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World at a limited time promotional price.

Ebook: $6.99

Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.