One Second After
Publish date: March 17th 2009
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Post Apocalyptic
3 starsGreat premise, but I had a hard time staying engaged in the story.
In America, we are completely dependent upon electronics. They run our cars, our phones, our houses, and more. But what if something came along and destroyed all that!? What if our enemies send an EMP our way? We would be completely lost! One Second After deals with the after affects of an EMP and i...
So apparently this is one of the best apocalyptic novels ever, at least according to large swathes of the Interwebs.Personally, I don't see it. The plot is interesting and the research is excellent, but the writing itself is execrable. I have expectations of professional novelists. These include bei...
I usually like books like One Second After, where the book is all premise, and the story follows all the steps that follow from that premise. Seveneves was one -- what would happen if the moon blew up? -- and The Martian was another, and One Second After asks what would happen if an EMP (electromagn...
Poorly written military lecture, disappointing as it could have been so much better. The premise is great but it reads like a lecture interspersed with moments describing the scene before the lecture begins.