You are ready for the Eupocalypse if you enjoy books with a strong science premise, kickass female characters, a voluntarist viewpoint, and a dark and edgy side.
Machine Sickness (Book 1) is a post-apocalyptic utopian novel. The main character, a disillusioned environmental microbiologist, is caught up in the dissolution of civilization as we know it. She quickly realizes she is the unwitting source of it, as she’s been betrayed by a devious colleague. Cycling through multiple viewpoints, the book also offers new perspectives on life in flyover America, with unique and unapologetic perspectives on its real diversity. Another vision glimpsed in the book is the dawning, via catastrophe, of an era of radical decentralization, ushered in by a disaster which destroys the structures of command and control that shape our lives.
Watch It Burn (Book 2) zooms out to encompass the Bohai Bay collapse and its aftermath, as well as the changes at AFRICOM in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. Intense exploration of disturbing themes such as African Islam, and specifically FGM (female genital mutilation), interweave with an improbable international love story. We also revisit the characters from Book 1, but the story doesn’t always take them where you might expect. Freedom of speech and journalism are also explored as the remains of the US government attempt to take control of the vestiges of the press in order to re-establish themselves.
Catallaxis (Book 3) is the sweeping conclusion of the stories of the first two books and a visionary expansion of the concepts and speculative technologies introduced therein. Consequences are reckoned, fledgling empires built, and ever-afters made happy.
So if you’re ready, get the books and strap in! You’re in for an exhilarating ride!
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