What makes this such a gripping read is that although it is a book of science fiction it is not so far from reality as to send a chill down the readers bones. Set in real towns in the not too distant future, this is a book that should make us question how we treat each other and our planet in the here and now. A great mixture of science fiction, horror and ecological questioning make for a great debut novel.
In 2013, the Earth is robbed of oxygen by a mysterious green gas that covers the planet.
Bringing Forth the End of Days is part sci-fi thriller, horror story, mystery and a suspense novel all tied into one.
Accusations run wild on the blame for the poisonous gas and nuclear warfare results. As plant life withers and dies, a rebirth of technology and surgery are able to combat some of the effects of the poisonous gas on the planet. Ten years pass, and in a desolate world, the few remaining survivors see what appears to be other humans living in the oxygen-deprived atmosphere. Uniting in an effort to find more survivors, the group sets out into the bleak wilderness. But one participant is hiding an important secret.
This story poses some interesting ecological questions we should be asking ourselves. In a time when the planet is on a precipice and man is poisoning his own environment, destruction could be right around the corner.
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
|Publication date:||10th June 2009|
|Publisher:||Strategic Book Publishing|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Science Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
First-time author Simon Law set the story where he lives, in Crawley, Sussex, England, where he is a finance executive. Crawley was once a small town near London, but has expanded considerably. The latter sections of the book are set in Brighton, where Law spent his summer vacations. He is inspired by people who show courage and determination to overcome their obstacles, and appreciates the writing of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.More About Simon Law