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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.29.10] post apocalyptic news book

Michael Juge, a member of Quiet Earth since December 2008 (known as “scourgewriter”) and fellow fan of “apocalit” has just published his first novel "Scourge of an Agnostic God", a plucky apocalyptic tale that laments the death of pop culture while celebrating the human spirit.

Panic-fueled obsessive thoughts are driving Intelligence Analyst Chris Jung towards suicide until a mysterious series of electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) strikes across the globe and plunges the industrialized world into darkness. Motivated to protect his pregnant wife, Chris postpones his earlier plans and leads a small group out of the escalating lawlessness inside the Washington, DC Beltway into rural Virginia. Meanwhile, Unitarian Minister, Rita Luevano, battling with her own crisis of faith, guides her congregation to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to escape the fires raging in Charlottesville. Chris and Rita, along with the remnants of a Marine battalion, establish communities of urban refugees in the Shenandoah Valley, and refuse to succumb to the enveloping chaos. In the process, a tenacious spirit awakes in the haunted souls of Chris and Rita, which had lain dormant in the high-tech, sedentary world.

Juge tells us that "Scourge of an Agnostic God" approaches many of the clichés of the genre with an irreverent tongue in cheek, and intertwines the depths of human experience with quirky, ironic humor.

In addition to the trailer below, Scourge is probably the first novel to have its own soundtrack, which you can buy as a playlist on iTunes. The soundtrack list and updates on the sequel are available on the novel’s website

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Diggler (12 years ago) Reply

I am always on the lookout for PA fiction. This looks like it will be added to my burgeoning collection of books in the future


chuck (12 years ago) Reply

I read a book several years ago about two loser brothers in Reno dealing with the seedier elements of that town. I can't remember the title or author but I do remember that the book had a soundtrack CD. Anyone know what I'm talking about? It's really bugging me now.


Ben Austwick (12 years ago) Reply

Wishlisted! An honour to be part of such a talented team here.


jp (12 years ago) Reply

My brother wrote this!

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