Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Vanishing Point
90% of the population have vanished.
“Thoughtfully conceived, convincingly and elegantly developed, [with] a splendid conclusion. Deeply satisfying.” Kirkus
This apocalypse has nothing to do with bombs or some eco-catastrophe…
The World’s population has simply disappeared.
People woke to find their lovers no longer beside them. Children woke to find their parents missing, parents woke to empty cribs. Neighbors found empty houses, empty apartment buildings. Civilization collapsed.
Three decades after the Vanishing, as it is called, the traumatized survivors are still trying to cope with loss and loneliness: some, like the destructive ’Bounders, gravitate toward religious fanaticism, thinking that the Vanishing was Judgement Day, while others preserve the memory of lost lives by maintaining their empty homes.
But all is not lost. Now, the inhabitants of the former Winchester Mansion in San Jose, California have reason to be optimistic, pulling together to rebuild a secure life in an altered world.
At the House, a young woman, Renzie, is part of a team rebuilding society and researching the Vanishing. From across country an elderly scientist, Nesta Easterman, arrives with new theories and new approaches. Between them, they might just be able to salvage a new world order from the rubble.
But can Renzie and Nesta vanquish the ’Bounders before all is truly lost forever?
Vanishing Point is a gripping dystopian thriller, fusing traditional science fiction with a unique twist on the human condition.
Further Praise for Michaela Roessner:
“[A] well-crafted, sensitive post-apocalyptic novel” Publishers Weekly
“It’s a mystery wrapped in a conundrum, […] will no doubt hold the attention of readers” SFRevu
Michaela Roessner is an American science-fiction writer. Born in San Francisco, she was raised in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Thailand, and Oregon. Trained as a visual artist, she holds a BFA in Ceramics from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA in Painting from Lone Mountain College, and exhibits under the name M. M. Roessner-Herman. In 1989, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
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