Half Off "Outland Exile: Book One of Old Men and Infidels" by W. Clark Boutwell"A powerful blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, science fiction and brass-knuckle social commentary ... is a towering tour de force of a novel. ... entertains and enlightens, providing a nightmarish glimpse into America’s ... future that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned." - Blue Ink ReviewThe world is getting older.The world is getting younger.
America is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it.
After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to its savages and strangely altered plants. History's finest democracy provides free health care, full employment, computer-less surfing and rec-drugs at quite reasonable prices, mandating retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation, and vigor.
Seventeen-year-old (and middle-aged) Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant station (and the unseen schemes of others) trigger her demotion. Facing denunciation . . . or worse, Malila's one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.
Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find Jesse Johnstone, a hideously ancient savage, has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife to her throat, making her the--Outland Exile.The first volume of a planned five-volume series dealing with the consequences of aging, dystopian revolution, and faith.