Without Warning by John Birmingham

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Birmingham's After America.

In Kuwait, American forces are locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent is close to cracking a terrorist cell. And just north of the equator, a sailboat manned by a drug runner and a pirate is witness to the unspeakable. In one instant, all around the world, everything will change. A wave of inexplicable energy slams into the continental United States. America as we know it vanishes. From a Texas lawyer who happens to be in the right place at the right time to an engineer in Seattle who becomes his city’s only hope, from a combat journalist trapped in the Middle East to a drug runner off the Mexican coast, Without Warning tells a fast, furious story of survival, violence, and a new, soul-shattering reality.

About John Birmingham

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John Birmingham is the author of Angels of Vengeance, After America, Without Warning, Final Impact, Designated Targets, Weapons of Choice, and other novels, as well as Leviathan, which won the National Award for Nonfiction at Australia’s Adelaide Festival of the Arts. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Playboy, and numerous other magazines. He lives at the beach with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats.
Published February 3, 2009 by Del Rey. 546 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, War. Fiction

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Birmingham (Final Impact, 2007, etc.) begins a new apocalyptic science-fiction trilogy.

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Two powerful novels explore the plight of isolated survivors of global disaster. <REVIEW PUBLISHER=Reed Business Information-US RELEASEDATE=12/01/2008 LANGUAGE=EN SECRIGHTS=YES PUBLICAT

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Birmingham also goes out of his way several times to remind readers that the Lilac City was wiped out by the energy wave.

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The British Fantasy Society

THE LONG EARTH by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Corgi Books, p/b, 448pp, £7.99 Reviewed by Rebekah Lunt Even before you consider the authors’ stamp of quality, based on their previous works, within a few pages of starting reading you will know that this is the creation of a world story that ...

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Alternate History Weekly Update

... By the end of the book, Russia is a resurgent power, China is ... [Editor's Note:
See my review of the sequel After America - Mitro] ..... Don't you just hate it when
real life prevents you from posting the alternate history news of the week? ......

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