James Howerton Imagines Dystopian Future in New Doomsday Science Fiction

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Human civilization on verge of collapse in ‘Dylan’s Hill’.

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Two teenagers attempt to survive in the wilderness as the world collapses around them in author James Howerton’s new science fiction novel, “Dylan’s Hill” (published by iUniverse).

In the near future, something has caused major electric grids to fail, sending the Earth into darkness. Sixteen-year-old Dylan escapes to the Abraham National Forest and sets up camp, hoping to wait out the catastrophe. There, he meets 18-year-old Julie, a pistol-wielding rock climber who is as terrified of the end of the world as he is.

Dylan and Julie decide to face the future together, and living without electricity soon becomes the least of their problems. New dangers appear all around them in the form of a paramilitary religious cult, a group of savage survivalists and other crazed individuals stumbling through the end of civilization. As the world rapidly disintegrates around them, Dylan and Julie begin to wonder if they are the new Adam and Eve.

An excerpt from “Dylan’s Hill”:

“I’m only 16, but I’ve read a lot of history. Enough to know that the sudden collapse of the world has always been shocking and unbelievable. It happens with a sudden earthquake or hurricane; it happens with a sudden lack of electricity. The ones who can’t believe it’s happening are the ones to die first. Electricity has only been with us for a century or so. It doesn’t sound scary, no more electricity, does it? Sit back for a moment and imagine no electricity.”

“Dylan’s Hill”
By James Howerton
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781491718728
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781491718711
E-Book | ISBN 9781491718735
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
James Howerton is a graduate of the University of Nebraska who is currently living and writing in San Diego. He is the author of eight other books, including “Shady Bend Road,” “The Blue River Valley,” “The Cold Days” and “Summerwood.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.


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