Friday, June 26, 2015

Coming In August: Ralph Meima's Inter States: Fossil Nation

Inter States: Fossil Nation - Ralph Meima

We are happy to welcome our newest author, Ralph Meima, to the Founders House fold. His novel, the first book in a trilogy, is set to be released on August 3, 2015. Check back for updates and links when we get closer to the date.

Description:

Ex-military Mike Kendeil travels to a beach house on North Carolina’s dissolving Outer Banks to help his grandmother, Florence Trudeau, rescue heirlooms from the swelling ocean. With a monster hurricane at their back and the contentious 2040 presidential election just a few weeks ahead, the two drive their loaded wagon home on a days-long journey to the Washington, DC suburbs.

In 2040, America has one foot back in the nineteenth century and the other in the twenty-first as the costs of fuel and electric vehicles rise beyond the means of most people, forcing them to either walk or use older, simpler modes of travel.  High-tech communications—including VNET (the post-Internet virtual reality system)—form the social glue that holds the ragged nation together, also feeding escapism from the difficult conditions of everyday life. Meanwhile, a small number of oligarchs enjoy fabulous wealth, power, and mobility.

Fossil Nation is the opening volume in the Inter States trilogy, the story of an extended family spread from Virginia to Vermont living in an America staggering from the effects of energy crises, climate change, geopolitical shifts, and the poverty and political drama that accompany them. As daily life takes its ordinary course, larger changes appear on the horizon... 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Release: After Oil 3: The Years of Rebirth

After Oil 3: The Years of Rebirth - Edited By John Michael Greer

Description: In this latest installment, of the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, brings us twelve original stories of a world centuries ahead where oil and fossil fuels have become a distant memory. A new era has dawned and for those far future cultures a time of renewal has arrived.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

New Release: Heaven's Point Guard: The Kirk Gentrup Story

Originally released in hardback in 2010, Heaven's Point Guard: The Kirk Gentrup Story is now available in a new paperback edition with a brand new cover. Also, revised Kindle edition. Check it out.

Heaven's Point Guard: The Kirk Gentrup Story - by Ken Cruiser Gentrup and Shaun C. Kilgore

Description: Heaven's Point Guard is the story of sixteen-year-old Kirk Gentrup, popular student, star basketball player, and all around great athlete who was tragically struck by lightning while on the baseball field in 1995. Written from the perspective of Ken "Cruiser" Gentrup, Kirk's father, the story includes many accounts, recollections, and messages from those who knew and were impacted by Kirk's example in the sport he loved and in his community. Heaven's Point Guard is both a memoir of Ken's attempts to cope with the loss of his son and a testimony of Kirk's enduring legacy in his school and in the community.

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