“The BioMass Revolution” by Nicholas Sansbury Smith is an engaging and thought provoking post-apocalyptic science fiction novel that had me hooked from the first page.
The state of Tisaia holds its citizens on a tight leash with few civil rights in exchange for the privilege of a sheltered life with food and energy supplied by Biomass power. Smith has done an excellent job at depicting this new world with its walls, tunnels and wastelands and its tough dictatorship.
It is a scenario that hits home since energy sources on our planet are getting scarce and we all must wonder what the levels of humane conduct after an apocalypse would be.
The Roman sounding names reminded me very much of the violent and yet philosophical and honourable ancient culture. Our hero Spurious and the Tisaian society bear resemblance to the good and bad themes of those times.
Spurious is a state worker whose personal convictions urge him on to question and challenge the authorities, a fascinating character who will play a significant role in the revolution of the title.
Understated, subtle and multi-layered this is a gripping read that will appeal to a wide audience, an inspiring moral tale and a great action sci-fi thriller, too.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the author of several post-apocalyptic books and short stories. He worked for the State of Iowa for nearly 10 years before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t daydreaming about the apocalypse he’s likely racing in triathlons around the Midwest. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his family and several rescued animals.
For more info, visit him at: http://nicholassansbury.com
There are news about his other books:
Orbs II:Stranded is launching on October 7th,
while Orbs I was recently remastered by Simon451, the digital-first imprint of Simon and Schuster. Orbs I has been chosen as an Amazon Kindle Monthly Deal and is only .99 cents in September, AND it includes a sneak peak chapter of Orbs II, so you can start reading a few weeks early!
If you were going to purchase the remastered version, now is the time. If you haven’t read Orbs I, you can read an excerpt here and get your fix.