Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Pulse Experience: A Guest Post from Jeff Horton

I want to apologize in advance about the tardiness relating to this post. (I should have posted it last night or early this morning. I'm in the process of moving and my computer could not be set up and ready to use until now.)


THE PULSE EXPERIENCE -October 9-22, 2011.
An October Book Blog Tour for THE DARK AGE, arranged by The Experience Tours!


October
9   http://www.beautybrite.com/      http://www.beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com/
10 http://www.lettersinsideout.net/

11 http://coreenamcburnie.blogspot.com/

12 http://www.madmoosemama.blogspot.com/

13 http://www.thefairytalenerd.com/

14 http://ellsey.blogspot.com/

15 http://afterthebook.blogspot.com/

16 http://yabooksbeyondthecover.blogspot.com/

17 http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.com/?zx=cd8439c4581e055e

18 http://www.books-ahoy.blogspot.com/

19 http://www.book-spark.blogspot.com/

20 http://imabookshark.blogspot.com/

21 http://supagurlbooks.blogspot.com/

22 http://www.reviewsbymolly.com/
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting blend of science fiction and fantasy, recommended reading, September 10, 2011 By 
This review is from: The Dark Age: Survivors of the Pulse (Volume 2) (Paperback)
"As the world falls to pieces, evil will flourish and only the bold will dare stand in its way. "The Dark Age: Survivors of the Pulse" is set on a post apocalyptic Earth. Ferrell Young of the Warrior Clan takes up a duty for the church to recover an important book. He races against Barbaric warlord Kraken, who is looking to end any power to oppose him as lord of the world. "The Dark Age" is a riveting blend of science fiction and fantasy, recommended reading."


 
Guest Post
Please permit me to begin by saying thank-you for allowing me to be a guest author on YA Books: Beyond the Cover, and for giving me an opportunity to discuss my novel, THE DARK AGE!
During the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic stories became increasingly popular, particularly at the box office. Movies like Armageddon, Deep Impact, and 2012, just to name a few, have captured and held our imagination.
Have you watched, as I have, the many post-apocalyptic movies that have come out of Hollywood over the past several decades? During the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic stories became increasingly popular, particularly at the box office. Movies like Mad Max, The Day After, Independence Day, Armageddon, Deep Impact, and 2012, just to name a few, have captured and held our imagination. I know that I've always been fascinated by apocalyptic thrillers, and I suppose many other people have as well. Apocalyptic stories in which the world is threatened and the unlikely hero finds himself in the right place at the right time to make a difference, and post-apocalyptic thrillers in which the protagonist is in a position to change the world for the better, have always inspired me, and helped me to realize how so very small many of my everyday concerns in life really are.

There have been a number of programs on television over the last few years, which examine possible outcomes should a specific global, catastrophic event occur, and how humanity might recover. There have also been experiments where people attempt to live as prehistoric man did, without the benefit of modern conveniences. While it certainly would be difficult to thrive or even survive under such conditions, one of the experiments I saw offered hope that humanity would be able to survive. 

I didn't necessarily set out to write a post-apocalyptic thriller when I started writing
The Dark Age, but it soon turned into one. As I did research for my first novel, The Great Collapse, and my second novel, The Dark Age, I was astonished to learn how vulnerable our national infrastructure and our civilization itself are to powerful electromagnetic pulses and solar flares. In 2008 a report requested by Congress and was completed by the EMP Commission. It confirmed that the threat of a single nuclear warhead detonated high in the atmosphere somewhere around Kansas was real, and that it could potentially take out the United States' national power grid.

In The Great Collapse, it is an EMP attack and a solar flare knock out power worldwide, causing civilization to collapse within months. Unlike an EMP generated by a nuclear detonation, however, the EMP attack and the solar flare renders it impossible for anyone anywhere on the planet to rebuild the technology so vital to our society. With most of humanity no longer possessing the know-how to safely live off of the land, it is a struggle just to survive.  Now fast forward five-hundred years and you'll find yourself in The Dark Age, which is set in a world where humanity survives by the sword, the bow, and the arrow, while secretly hoping that a legend about the Great Oracle is true and that civilization will one day return to the Earth. The Dark Age is a story about self-discovery, perseverance, and self-sacrifice, all in an effort to save the world from a fate worse than death.

Hopefully, you will find as I did that The Dark Age paints a stark, yet intriguing and hopeful vision of the future, where heroes must work together in order to offer mankind a brighter tomorrow.

Find Jeff Horton on the internet:


Website at
http://www.hortonlibrary.com.
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeff.Horton,
Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/Jeff_Horton

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4478744.Jeff_W_Horton!

Buy his books at amazon.com:

The Dark Age (Survivors of the Pulse)


1 comments:

kimba88 said...

Great author post. I found your blog on WW read-a-thon and I am now following you. Stop by and follow my book review blog. I will posting a review of Dearly, Departed later this week ..yay!
http://www.kimbathecaffeinatedbookreviewer.blogspot.com/

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