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 six Martin Preuss mysteries: 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). Book #7 in the series is under way.
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.