Will man’s accumulated knowledge eventually lead to his own destruction? If so, will everyone die, or will some survive to rebuild? Is our species the first to reach this level of capability, or have others proceeded us? If so, what were they like and did they leave anything behind to enlighten us? If mankind as we know it destroys itself, will we leave anything behind to enlighten those who follow us? Such are the questions pursued in Aftermath Horizon, a romantic adventure that contains an undercurrent of serious issues. The name of the novel itself should give rise to speculation about the book’s content, a “horizon” being an evolutionary term describing the extinction of one species and the rebirth of another. Nature abhors a vacuum, but is it possible that a species beyond our own would have the capability to nudge nature in its own direction? The answers to these questions have delighted readers for several years, and I am privileged to present a few five-star reviews in this blog:
“This [Aftermath Horizon] is an incredible novel with a profound message. About 200 years after biological warfare devastates mankind, population rebuilding and exploration lead to a discovery almost beyond imagination. There are no zombies; however, you'll find excitement, love, and deep meaning in the story.”
“Aftermath Horizon is a book that transcends all ages. I would call this book a close match something like Twilight. If you never gave Twilight a chance you should have. Books like this aren't chained to any specific genre. It's not just sci-fi, it's not just romance, it's all of the above. The way the author makes such a strong connection with his characters allows the reader to make that connection as well. You don't have to be a young teenaged girl to be able to connect with the main character Beth as she carves her path in life after a massive biological war that makes Earth uninhabitable. You don't have to like sci-fi thrillers to become enveloped in this story that crosses through several generations. You will be hooked from the first chapter, guaranteed.”
“What a privilege to read this book!! It was one of the best, adventurous books I have read in a long time. I didn't want to put it down, I wanted to see what was going to happen at each turn. I can't wait to read it again!! Wonderfully written!!”
The third printing of Aftermath Horizon will be offered soon by Solstice Publishing. The version currently on Amazon will be removed when the newly revised version is made available. Please wait for the new version. You’ll be glad you did.
Thank you for reading,
James L. Hatch