Three innovative authors imagine the end of humanity. Postcards From the Future is the remarkable result. Andrew Lark’s “Pollen” is a riveting, multiple point-of-view account of a strange atmospheric phenomenon that destroys humankind’s ability to reproduce, ushering in the extinction of our species. Donald Levin’s “The Bright and Darkened Lands of the Earth” is a gripping tale set in a desperate, post-apocalyptic future where a heroic woman battles ecological and social collapse in an effort to save her tribe—and humanity—from certain annihilation. Wendy Sura Thomson’s “Silo Six” is a suspenseful story of love and survival set far into the future, when the sun begins its transformation into a red giant and scorches the earth into a virtually uninhabitable cinder.
An award-winning fiction writer and poet, I'm the author of seven Martin Preuss mysteries: In the House of Night (2020), Cold Dark Lies (2019), An Uncertain Accomplice (2018), The Forgotten Child (2017), Guilt in Hiding (2016), The Baker’s Men (2014), and Crimes of Love (2011).
I'm also a contributor to a new book of dystopian novellas, Postcards from the Future: A Triptych on Humanity's End (2019). I am the author of The House of Grins (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, In Praise of Old Photographs (2005) and New Year’s Tangerine (2007). My poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous print and e-journals. Follow my blog at www.donaldlevin.wordpress.com and my website at www.donaldlevin.com.
Wendy Sura Thomson's "Silo Six" is a wonderful combination of science fiction, action adventure, and romance. Set far into the future, the main characters, Bailey and Ephraim, try to carve out a life for themselves in a society where every aspect of life is regulated. Their plans to start a family move along smoothly--until a looming cosmic disaster threatens everything.
Postcards from the Future: A Triptych on Humanity's End
Ephraim and Bailey were both thirty-two. They met in Community B623 when they were twenty-eight, and their pairing was recommended by High Command based upon their DNA and brain chemistry. They were a very good match-the High Command rarely got their recommendations wrong. Everyone married and moved into A Communities before they turned thirty. Those who refused their chosen partner, or who didn’t find a partner on their own prior to turning thirty, were denied credits for three months. If, after three months, they still refused High Command’s mating recommendation and did not find a mate on their own, they were given the same options as those elderly residents that could not pass mental and physical tests.