Nicholas Sansbury Smith has got to be the busiest author I’m aware of at the moment. He is a USA Today bestselling author and has several popular book series under his belt. He wrote a six-book apocalyptic series called “Extinction” in less than 4 years. The premise of the series was that mankind tried to protect itself but ended up destroying itself. Literally. Most of the humans on Earth died from a virus made by the U.S. government. It was two viruses that were blended into one. The results were horrific. If it didn’t kill you, it would change your DNA into something completely inhuman. Only a small percent of humans remained unaffected by the virus itself. The mutated humans used the remaining humans for food.
The first book of the series, “Extinction: Horizon” was released in December 2014. The last book, “Extinction: Aftermath,” was just released this year.
Each book in the Extinction series is rich with well-developed and likable characters that you find yourself rooting for throughout every book. It’s the main reason it was such a success. Smith knows that without well-developed characters, you can’t write a good story.
It was such a beloved series that now the Kindle World program and Smith have teamed up with other writers to continue the series. These new and talented writers fill in back stories for characters that we haven’t learned a lot about or create new ones who live in the same universe.
“Hell Divers,” another sci-fi post-apocalyptic novel, was released in March 2015. It is expected to be a trilogy. This one takes place two centuries after World War 3 had destroyed planet Earth. The only survivors are on airships that are breaking down. The only thing keeping them afloat are the team of Hell Divers who plummet to the planet and search for ship parts. They also hope to find an inhabitable environment.
His latest work titled “Trackers” will be released shortly. I’m personally very excited about this series because it involves an attack with the use of an EMP. An EMP is an electromagnetic pulse that can fry anything electronic. No cell phones, cars, electricity, and anything else that relies on electronics is destroyed. Thus, our country’s entire infrastructure is destroyed.
I first read about EMPs in the book “One Second After.” It was written by William R. Forstchen and the forward was written by Newt Gingrich. I believe this book kickstarted the public’s fascination with EMPs. I highly recommend this one because it scared me in ways that I couldn’t even imagine were possible. It takes place in a midsized town in a southern state. In one moment of time, everything stops. Cars, phones, lights and all electronics are rendered useless. We read as this town tries to keep order, avoid disease, and keep outsiders from invading to take what they have created.
So why am I telling you all about Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s books in the first place? They are well written, character driven, frightening, page turning and cover my favorite genre – apocalyptic fiction. I read a lot of books in this genre and his are some of the best that I’ve read. And I also highly recommend “One Second After” if you are interested in EMP storylines.
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