A trio of authors - Andrew Charles Lark, Donald Levin, and Wendy Sura Thomson - produced this dystopian anthology.
Andrew Lark’s “Pollen” is a riveting, multiple point-of-view account of a strange atmospheric phenomenon that destroys humankind’s ability to reproduce, ushering in the extinction of our species.
Donald Levin’s “The Bright and Darkened Lands of the Earth” is a gripping tale set in a desperate, post-apocalyptic future where a heroic woman battles ecological and social collapse in an effort to save her tribe—and humanity—from certain annihilation.
Wendy Sura Thomson’s “Silo Six” is a suspenseful story of love and survival set far into the future, when the sun begins its transformation into a red giant and scorches the earth into a virtually uninhabitable cinder.
Wendy Sura Thomson is a 5-star author of Summon the Tiger, The Third Order, The Man from Burnt Island, and Postcards from the Future (as a contributing author.) She has several more works underway. She lives in Michigan with her beloved Setters and covets sipping coffee outdoors first thing in the morning, rain or shine., listening to the waterfall and the birds and watching [often with amusement] the pups explore.
Elon Musk warns that low fertility rates will become serious problem. If the scales tip so there are not enough folks able to work, I can see the problem. Balance that with too many people on earth - I can see that problem, too.
The secret is balance. What I currently see is that the developed world has taken extraordinary steps to help the elderly at the same time as [probably unconsciously] it discourages births. How, you say? I think the primary reason is by making it very expensive to have children. Either lose an income or pay [a lot of money] for daycare. Gone are the days when you could tell your children to simply go out and play. Unintended consequences of basically good intentions.
Postcards From the Future
“After I resigned as director of the CDC I moved back to my home in Ann Arbor. I live across the street from this old elementary school. The district closed it this year. It’s no longer needed, as the youngest children have aged out and moved on to middle school. It’s one of those beautiful old structures from the last century – a colonial revival. I think it’s an Albert Kahn building, erected back when cities took pride in the appearance of their public structures. Anyway, it’s gorgeous and a thing to behold. I used to imagine that it was the kids who kept that old building happy, like an old man bouncing grandchildren on his knee. It used to make me smile seeing that colorful jungle gym thirty feet away from those ancient, ivy-covered walls.