Matt HealeySunday,30 December 2012

The Snap:

Without Warning is the first book in a sci fi trilogy. It is set in 2003. The basic premise is that an energy wave suddenly appears and kills almost everyone in the continental U.S. except Seattle. The wave does not destroy the buildings, but wipes out all human life. The question is, what happens next?

The Download:

The book follows several story lines that by the end of the book had not fully converged. In that respect I found it very interesting, as I like to follow a few things all tied loosely together. Then again, I did not find Pulp Fiction hard to follow but was surprised by how many people did (“You, flock of seagulls, you know why we’re here? Why don’t you tell my man Vincent where you got the shit hid at?”). Each of the stories was interesting on its own, and as they begin to converge, I suspect the next few book will be interesting.

The one issue that I have is that it is a long trilogy and I do not read that fast. Because of this, I will need to space these three books out and substitute other titles in between. If I try to do all three in a row, by the time I am done, I will be bored with the premises and characters. Overall, I would recommend this book, especially if you have read and liked “The World Without Us,” which was non-fiction and based on projections regarding what would happen if all human life was wiped out instantly. And no, I am not a religious end-of-the-world nut that fantasises about the rapture, or a Doomsday Prepper. I tend to read more non-fiction than end-of-the-world fiction.

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Without Warning:The world without usDoomsday preppers, Image Credit: Flickr

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