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.
In this fourth addition to the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, collects twelve new tales set in civilizations of the far future, a thousand years hence, in the world where the industrial age has faded into myth and legend.
Centuries after the death of Earth, an ancient evil stirs on the colony world of Eridan. Six killing machines emerge from the northern barrens to annihilate an isolated community. The one clue to the motive behind the killings is locked within the shattered mind of the only survivor. Jerre Amadan begins a journey of inner transformation and confronts a long-forgotten terror, THE FIRES OF SHALSHA.
In this latest installment, of the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, brings us twelve original stories of a world centuries ahead where oil and fossil fuels have become a distant memory. A new era has dawned and for those far future cultures a time of renewal has arrived.
Since 2006, author John Michael Greer has been sharing his perspectives on the fate of industrial civilization and more on his weekly blog, The Archdruid Report. His writing, both highly engaging and rooted in a depth of broad scholarship, has earned him thousands of readers who want to understand the trajectory our world has taken. Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush includes some of his best essays.
John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, returns with another collection of twelve tales from the post oil future. As Industrial civilization staggers beneath its myriad dysfunctions, ordinary people endure the long, slow descent that shapes the years of crisis. The old world passes away and a new age takes shape.
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.