American society and government collapse. A group of oligarchs, known as the Inner Circle, orchestrate a massive depopulation after consolidating all resources under their private control. Can two small groups of survivors come together to secure a future for themselves and their posterity? Find out in FC Fox’s highly anticipated novel, Contact Trace.
It’s always a pleasure when you discover a new author that is not only worth a damn but also shares your common values and is a fellow Texan to boot. (OK he was not Born in Texas but currently resides here!)
Since I am a big believer in not letting a review spoil a book, I will be brief.
Contact Trace is a dystopian techno-thriller wrapped up in a modern cultural cautionary essay.
This is definitely not your run of the mill Post-Apocalyptic novel. In fact I would go as far to say that this is one of those books that by the time you reach the last page you will be asking yourself that age old question: Does life imitate art or is it the other way around?
Be sure and visit and Bookmark F.C. Fox’s Blog Open Air Insane Asylum.
Glancing over the bookshelf there’s a number of old books that I’ve come back to over and over again through the years. Like all classics, you seem to read something new in them each time. Not necessary something you missed, but maybe things you’ve come to view another way. The wisdom that comes with age…Guerrillas in the Mist: A look back at an obscure classic, by NC Scout — American Partisan
For those of us “seasoned” and “experienced” enough to remember Paladin Press back in the day, here is a well stocked pdf archive courtesy of the good folks over at American Partisan.
Take advantage while you can!
Remember: The Final Weapon is the Brain, all else is Supplemental.
Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!
Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II
By Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa, Translated by Don Cyril Gorham
Hardcover in dustjacket, 432 pages, appendices, and index. Illustrated with photographs throughout.
Published by Naval Institute Press November 1989
Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 10.3 inches
Even today, it is comparatively difficult to find detailed information about Japanese military units in the Second World War. The Pacific Theater was vast, the ocean or jungles swallowed up entire units with their ultimate fates being inferred only after the war by comparison with Allied records. Most original wartime records and photographs were ordered destroyed by the Japanese government, whether officially held or in private collections. This periodically results in the re-discovery of some lost detail of interest of historians and modelers, such as the recent revelation of the shape of the stern of the battleship…
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