The Power Flux – Ben Scott Craig

When the oil wells run dry and civilization begins to collapse, what will we do?

Many people believe that the end of the world is coming.

The planet has endured three Great Oil Panics. Sea waters continue to rise. Nations are collapsing under the pressure of rising food and energy prices. Wars have broken out over depleted fresh water reserves. The United States stands on the brink of fracturing into smaller territories.

The plutocrats in the Capitol may tell you that there’s enough fossil fuel to last at least another hundred years, but few are buying these claims anymore.

Many citizens are amassing food, guns, and gold, and clamping down in fortified rural complexes waiting for…I’m still not quite sure what they’re waiting for. Perhaps the end. Maybe a new beginning.

Others believe that human innovation can lift us out of this energy crisis. Consider me part of this camp.

My name is Alex Shepherd, and I am part of a rising movement born in the Midwest Territory. Bolstered by a political movement, we’re ready to unveil a dramatic new sun-capture technology that could change the world of scarcity into a land of abundance. This new energy source could send old power structures crumbling. And new ones could quickly rise in their place.

Many of the elites in the Eastern Cities will do anything to keep this power flux from happening, but we cannot be stopped.

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review:
“Dystopian novels all too frequently take predictable paths, but the special pleasure of this story lies in its attention to building believable worlds, protagonists, goals, and bigger pictures. Add a fast-paced story line and an ending that wraps everything up while leaving the door ajar for further possibilities and you have a compelling, thought-provoking adventure that takes dark trends and adds hope, change, and love into the mix. It’s a powerful cocktail of emotion and action, and is highly recommended for fans of dystopian fiction looking for something more vivid, political, and unpredictable than most genre reads can offer.”