Scott B. Williams is a survival expert and avid outdoorsman. He has been a survivalist consultant for numerous T.V. shows. He is the author of two survivalist books and editor of bugoutsurvival.com.
The Pulse: A Novel of Surviving the Collapse of the Gridby Scott B. Williams
As massive solar flares bombard the Earth, an intense electromagnetic pulse instantly destroys the power grid throughout North America. Within hours, desperate citizens panic and anarchy descends. Surrounded by chaos, Casey Drager, a student at Tulane University, must save herself from the havoc in the streets of New Orleans./b>
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THE END OF THE ELECTRIC AGE
As massive solar flares bombard the Earth, an intense electromagnetic pulse instantly destroys the power grid throughout North America. Within hours, desperate citizens panic and anarchy descends. Surrounded by chaos, Casey Drager, a student at Tulane University, must save herself from the havoc in the streets of New Orleans. Casey and two of her friends bug out to the dangerous backwaters of Mississippi where they are forced to use their survival skills to seek refuge and fight for their lives.
Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, Casey’s father, Artie, finds himself cut off and stranded. His Caribbean sailing vacation has turned into every parent’s nightmare. Warding off pirates and tackling storms, Artie uses the stars to guide him toward his daughter.
The Pulse is a compelling action-adventure novel that reveals what it would take to survive in a world lit only by firelight, where all the rules have changed and each person must fend for himself.
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Good book. Covers the hardships without getting too far into the gruesome that would surely come after a "pulse". Keeps you interested, makes you think.
I enjoyed the book. It is your typical end of world though some of it was kind of far fetched, I would have thought it would be much more violent. There was some danger but If the fall of civ really happened I think that there would be a lot of deaths and the author didnt really get into that
Survival in the Louisiana and Mississippi wetlands after an EMP burst shuts down civilization. The characters begin a little stilted but develop throughout the novel, and the value of preparation & skills are pointed out here and there as the story progresses. A few things appeared overdone, particularly the *complete* lack of surviving tech (no Faraday cages, basements or caves in the whole region?), total breakdown of civil authority without visible attempts at continuation, and coincidental meetings among the main characters. Much seemed geared to keeping the story line going rather than developing characters around the unfolding disaster. It was an interesting read, in my view, subject to the above considerations.