Wing Commander author Dr. William Forstchen's latest work, which we last mentioned back in August of 2008, has been garnering a lot of critical attention since its release. One Second After is a modern apocalyptic novel that deals with the after effects of an EMP wave that knocks out the world's technology over night.
The novel has been rising the charts and is now a New York Times "Best Seller." The novel has also been optioned by Warner Brothers for a potential motion picture project. Check out the One Second After website for video interviews with Dr. Forstchen and Newt Gingrich on the realities of the threat of EMP attacks on the United States (or any other country for that matter). You can order the novel from Amazon.
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.