48 Hours

48 Hours

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

From the New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit One Second After series comes 48 Hours, a nail-biting and prescient thriller about a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructureIn 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off. Will the world's population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it?William R. Forstchen is at his best in 48 Hours, a tale of the resilience of American citizens when faced with a...
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Never Sound Retreat

Never Sound Retreat

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Product DescriptionIt has been 10 years since a group of American Civil War soldiers was swept away from the battlefields of Earth to a distant world--where the only place for a human is as a slave to an alien race. But even though they are far from home, the members of the Union 35th Main regiment still embody the radical ideas of democracy and freedom--and they're willing to lay down their lives rather than sound retreat! Ads in "Locus".
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One Second After

One Second After

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real… a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages… A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.
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Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Hans Schuder, long presumed dead by Andrew Keane and other human survivors of past battles against the Horde, is alive—but enslaved and taunted by his captors. A member of the Horde from a planet with 20th century technology has come through the Tunnel of Light and is determined to wipe out humanity on this strange world. An escape by Hans and other captives is planned, but the plot is uncovered and wild new strategies must be devised. A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure with characters who maintain their humanity and resolve despite overwhelming odds. “Exciting and moves like a bullet with good characters and battle scenes. . . . An excellent read.” - Analog "With Bill Forstchen, you'll get some of the best adventure writing in years!" 
- Science Fiction Chronicle 

"One of the most intriguing writers today in the field of historical and military science fiction." 
- Harry Turtledove, author of THE GUNS OF THE SOUTH and HOW FEW REMAIN 

on the LOST REGIMENT series: 
"A parallel world novel of majestic sweep and gripping intensity." 
- L. Sprague de Camp, author of LEST DARKNESS FALL and THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS 

"Bill Forstchen is highly respected in the military history community because he is the only one working in the field who understands the operational aspects of war, as well as the tactical and the policy/Strategic levels." - Dr. Dennis Showalter, Past President of the Society for Military History, author of TANNENBERG: CLASH OF EMPIRES William R. Forstchen is the author of over forty books, has a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College. His broad spectrum of writing includes science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, alternate history, several scholarly works, numerous short stories and articles and near-future thrillers ONE SECOND AFTER, ONE YEAR AFTER, THE FINAL DAY, and PILLAR TO THE SKY. **About the Author William R. Forstchen is a military historian teaching at Montreat College in North Carolina.
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Union Forever

Union Forever

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

The defeat of the Tugar horde by Andrew Keane, his Civil War regiment and soldiers from the now-liberated Russian city Rus was cause for great celebration (RALLY CRY, Book 1 in The Lost Regiment series). However, Andrew once again must mobilize his American and Russian troops, as another terrifying horde called the Merki have attacked Roum, with the help of human troops from Cartha, a Carthaginian city hostile to Rome back on Earth before both Romans and Carthaginians were transported to this strange planet. Andrew Keane insists the existing alliance of Rus and Roum must be honored, and so the army of Rus and American soldiers begins a long march towards Roum to help defend it. While Andrew’s troops are successful in saving Roum with the help of the Patrician Marcus and his freed slaves, Andrew and his colleagues realize they’ve been tricked. The Horde’s strategy was to divert the Rus/American army, sending them South, so the horde and their Cartha allies can destroy Rus. It’s a race against time as Andrew and his army of Rus, Roum and American soldiers struggle to return in time. Politics – Rus, Roum and Merki – add to the fun of this brilliantly-conceived alternate world novel. "Bill Forstchen's works have flair and power." - Joel Rosenberg, author of the GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME series "With Bill Forstchen, you'll get some of the best adventure writing in years!" - Science Fiction Chronicle "One of the most intriguing writers today in the field of historical and military science fiction." - Harry Turtledove, author of THE GUNS OF THE SOUTH and HOW FEW REMAIN on the LOST REGIMENT series: "A parallel world novel of majestic sweep and gripping intensity." - L. Sprague de Camp, author of LEST DARKNESS FALL and THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS "Bill Forstchen is highly respected in the military history community because he is the only one working in the field who understands the operational aspects of war, as well as the tactical and the policy/Strategic levels." - Dr. Dennis Showalter, Past President of the Society for Military History, author of TANNENBERG: CLASH OF EMPIRES re: ONE SECOND AFTER "A riveting, cautionary tale." - Booklist "… a gripping author. Plot, characters and all the rest of the writing stew are well executed." - The Washington Times “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.” --W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV William R. Forstchen is the author of over forty books, has a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College. He has a broad spectrum of works including science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, alternate history, several scholarly works, numerous short stories and articles and near-future thrillers ONE SECOND AFTER, its sequels ONE YEAR AFTER and the forthcoming UNITE OR DIE as well as a novel about the first space elevator PILLAR TO THE SKY. **About the Author William R. Forstchen is the author of more than forty books, including the award-winning We Look Like Men of War. He is a professor of history and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, in Montreat, North Carolina. Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina. 
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One Year After: A Novel

One Year After: A Novel

William R. Forstchen

Historical Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen brings a sequel to his hit novel One Second After. Months before publication, One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at the dangers of EMPs. An EMP is a weapon with the power to destroy the entire United States in a single act of terrorism, in a single second; indeed, it is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. One Second After was a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. Now, One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain, and the man who struggled so hard to rebuild it in the wake of devastation-John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.**
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