One Year After: A Riveting And Realistic Account Of A Struggling America In The Aftermath Of An EMP Attack
New York, NY, September 17, 2015 – Soon to be released from Forge Books in hardcover and e-Book title is One Year After (ISBN 978-0-7653-7670-1; $25.99; Sept. 15, 2015), by William R. Forstchen, the long anticipated sequel to One Second After. One Second After, cited on the floor of Congress and twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has garnered over five thousand reviews on Amazon and reached an audience of hundreds of thousands. Dr. Forstchen, considered by many to be one of the early motivators for what is known as the “Prepper Movement,” has made hundreds of media appearances and spoken at numerous events, including conferences sponsored by NASA, STRATCOM and at Los Alamos.
One Year After continues the storyline of One Second After, two years since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States brought America to its knees. After suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to piece back together the technologies they had once taken for granted: electricity, radio communications, and medications. They cling to the hope that a new national government is finally emerging.
Then comes word that most of the young men and women of the community are to be drafted into an “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away.
When town administrator John Matherson protests the draft, he’s offered a deal: leave Black Mountain and enter national service, and the draft will be reduced. But the brutal suppression of a neighboring community under its new federal administrator and the troops accompanying him suggests that all is not as it should be with this burgeoning government.
William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After—which spent four weeks at #11 on the New York Times bestsellers list for the hardcover edition—among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He also collaborates on New York Times bestselling novels with Newt Gingrich. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.
One Year After
By William R. Forstchen
A Forge Books Hardcover
$25.99 US | $29.99 CAN | 304 Pages
e-Book Edition: 978-1-4668-5189-4 | $12.99
On-sale Date: September 15, 2015
Praise for One Second After:
Publishers Weekly: “An entertaining apocalyptic thriller.”
Booklist: “A riveting cautionary tale.”
W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling authors of Top Secret: “The only thing more terrifying than this masterfully crafted story is the possibility of it actually happening—and not a damn thing being done to protect us.”
Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley: “Civilization slides into the abyss of a new dark age in this horrifying apocalyptic novel. Forstchen has put Bin Laden’s dream on paper and, in the process, taken civilization straight to the rack.”
David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Pact: “Forstchen did such a damned fine job with One Second After that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker.”
Dr. Forstchen can expound on a myriad of topics, including:
• The frightening specifics about EMP
• An EMP attack: merely a sci-fi story or a reality?
• The societal impact of an EMP attack
• Hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month details on the effect an EMP attack would have on a community
• What, if anything, can be done to protect ourselves and our country against an EMP attack
• Why, if EMP is such a threat, we aren’t preparing against an attack
• The importance of establishing an EMP Awareness Day
• Why Dr. Forstchen decided to write One Year After
• The research Dr. Forstchen did to write One Year After, and why he found what he discovered so disturbing
• Why he decided to make One Year After so personal by setting it in his hometown and using characters, including a daughter, based on people he knows
• Why he has been selected to submit a breakdown on the impact of an EMP attack to an agency within the Pentagon
• How Dr. Forstchen’s work has influenced the survivalists/preppers movement and why that demographic is taken more seriously today
• How his books have far exceeded popularity with mainly niche audiences, spreading awareness of the possibility of EMP attacks to the general public
• And many more…