Congratulations to Dr. Frederick Turner whose epic science fiction poem APOCALYPSE is now available in trade paperback and hard cover!
It’s been a whirlwind season for this book – the fabulous Baen Publishing made APOCALYPSE available in serial format over the summer and ebook right after Labor Day. Now we’ve partnered with boutique publisher Ilium to make the work available in print. Happy reading everyone!
What is an epic science fiction poem? Dr. Turner and Sci-Fi author Michael J. Martinez discuss APOCALYPSE and poetry here.
And in Fred’s own words, here is a post called “Apocalypse Is Here, And It May Be More Fun Than You’d Think.”
It’s 2067. The Antarctic ice sheets have collapsed. World sea levels have risen several feet and are rising faster still. The climate has changed catastrophically, and meteorological disasters are becoming a daily occurrence. Yet global power structures fail to respond, remaining frozen in political and ideological gridlock.
To confront this chaos, billionaire Noah Blazo recruits a team of genius misfits to bypass the political paralysis. With support from a coalition of island and coastal nations that are vulnerable to these catastrophes, his team launches an unsanctioned geo-engineering effort to restore the Earth’s ecological balance–an activity that prompts a global power struggle immediately leading to war.
Events in the center of this conflict inadvertently trigger the emergence a quasi-divine being, Kalodendron, who dwells within the Internet. With her arrival comes a further threat to the Earth–the appearance of the dark star Wormwood, which looms within our solar system and is drawing closer.
With Kalodendron’s help, can Blazo’s team avert this two-fold threat the Earth’s destruction? Or do the tragedies that quickly follow ensure the planet’s final destruction?
Read more about Frederick Turner on his website: www.frederickturnerpoet.com