Selection Event [NOOK Book]

Overview

In an isolation experiment, Martin Lake had been below-ground for fourteen months and two weeks. He came up on May 30, Wednesday, 11:35 AM. He discovered that civilization had folded its arms across its breast, closed its eyes, and ceased.

When natural selection wipes the slate, there are always a few survivors. Unfortunately, nature does not select for beauty or ...
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Overview

In an isolation experiment, Martin Lake had been below-ground for fourteen months and two weeks. He came up on May 30, Wednesday, 11:35 AM. He discovered that civilization had folded its arms across its breast, closed its eyes, and ceased.

When natural selection wipes the slate, there are always a few survivors. Unfortunately, nature does not select for beauty or intelligence.

Selection Event follows in the tradition of Earth Abides and The Road. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, this is what happens next. People open the zoos, sabotage dams, and in a final nihilistic fling, several countries have a small nuclear exchange of greetings.

It is into this that Martin Lake must go and take his future into his hands.

103,000 words
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012486264
  • Publisher: Wayne Wightman
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 106,196
  • File size: 749 KB

Meet the Author

Wayne Wightman has been writing science fiction since the 1980s, publishing a dozen times each in Amazing Stories and Fantasy & Science Fiction. He is also a professor of English, primarily of critical thinking and creative writing.

About his writing,

Orson Scott Card, Hugo and Nebula winner: “[Wayne Wightman is] …one of the names I[‘ve] learned to look for…. He…is a romantic whose stories confess his belief that individuals can be larger than life, that their decisions can change the world around them.”

John Brunner, the legend himself: “Wayne Wightman is agreeable company, both in person and via the printed page. As to the former, I’m afraid you will have to wait the chance to make his acquaintance…. As to the latter, however, now’s your chance.”

Richard Paul Russo, Philip K. Dick Award winner: “One of Wightman’s great strengths is his willingness to go to the edge. He pulls no punches, whether the story is serious or violent or manic. You can count on him to take you places other writers shy away from.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Engaging story ruined by anti-Christian obsession

    Interesting characters and plot, until I realized that every single evil or psychotic or wacky character is Christian. First it was just annoying; then it became distracting. Finally it became just downright ridiculous and idiotic. So unnecessary to the plot, compounded by the author completely misconstruing the religion's spiritual symbols. Author is as intolerant as his Joshua. Too bad. Otherwise would have enjoyed it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

     I sent this to the author today: Having just completed your boo

     I sent this to the author today:
    Having just completed your book over the past two days, I would like to express my great appreciation for your
    story, style and characters.
    It was a pleasure to read a book that chronicles the end of society and lifestyle as we know it—and the
    inescapable emotional and ethical issues involved with such upheaval—without the unending gore and
     sadism that most authors use in the genre. I usually quickly close those books and go on to others.
    Thank you for a thoughtful, entertaining and thought-provoking read. I will be looking for more from you!
    This is my first ever eBook thank you and review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was well paced, had goo

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was well paced, had good character developement and could very well be plausible in it's scenario. I will definitely keep an eye out for more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Man vs nature...man vs man...man vs evil. Classic struggles in a well spun tale.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Liked it

    Liked it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Good post apocalyptic book.

    Good post apocalyptic book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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