by Fran Lewis
August 1-31, 2021 Tour
Imagine smashed windows and abandoned satellite dishes and blocks of plaster all over the ground.
Imagine... What might the world be like if humans were suddenly to disappear?
In Population Zero by Fran Lewis, we experience several post-human worlds through the eyes of people who were allowed to visit for one day. A world covered in ice, a world in complete darkness, a world where deserts are plentiful, and others...
Get a glimpse of what our planet would look like if humans stopped existing. Get a glimpse of the future.
"Fran Lewis's newest offering is a polished, razor-sharp double-edged sword. On one hand, it is reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone series and just as chilling. On the other, it is a poignant reminder of just how precious and fragile human life on this planet truly is. A riveting read."
-- Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Thriller and Shamus Award winning author of The Girl Who Wasn't There and the Dick Moonlight PI series.
"Population Zero creatively focuses on the damage being done by Covid 19 as it ravages the human race, and our inability to deal with climate change."
-- Allan Topol, national best selling author of The French Revenge
Lewis uses her imagination to encourage us to use ours. She presents us with a number of future scenes based on the way people are making current choices. Perhaps there are no more people living at all. The stench of death is everywhere. Perhaps some are still living but in strictly separated conditions. Perhaps there is no more clean air, clean water, nor even a sun.
The sketches Lewis has crafted give extreme possibilities. Much of her future imaginations flow from how people have reacted to Covid-19, not taking it seriously. Some might view her fiction a bit of a commentary on that. As the delta variant seems to be causing a new surge in virus cases, Lewis' imagination may have some chilling ideas for readers to think about. Our choices today have consequences for tomorrow.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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Fran is the author of 19 titles and completed by the titled A Daughter’s Promise. Fran has 6 titles in her Faces Behind the Stones series and her magazine is MJ magazine. She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school's newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites.
Her network if MJ network on Blog Talk Radio. You can also find her reviews on just reviews on Wordpress. Her latest titles are Sisters : two sisters from the Bronx, What If? and Silent Voices in her Faces Behind the Stones series and the present one Population Zero.
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