John Michael Greer is the author of more than thirty books, including four books on peak oil and one science fiction novel, The Fires of Shalsha, as well as the weekly peak oil blog The Archdruid Report. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in an old red brick mill town in the north central Appalachians with his wife Sara.
More than four centuries have passed since industrial civilization collapsed under the self-inflicted blows of climate change and resource depletion. Now, in the ruins of a city, a young man mining metal risks his life for a priceless clue. Thus begins a quest for a place out of legend where human beings might once have communicated with distant worlds -- a place called Star's Reach.
Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.