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Author John Dukes's new book "Post-Apocalyptic World" is a gripping and potent dystopian fantasy imagining an oppressed population of a devastated Earth

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NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- John Dukes is a Connecticut native and lifelong fan of fantasy/horror who enjoys history, film, and the bizarre. He has completed his new book "Post-Apocalyptic World": a riveting tale of environmental catastrophe, justice, and the ultimate survival of humanity itself.

Dukes writes, "The year is 2173. About ninety-five percent of the population is unemployed. Only the wealthy, the one percent own homes. The rest are living on the streets, or in churches that have been abandoned decades ago with the downfall of religion. Normal food is scarce. Instead, people feed on High–Energy Plankton Wafers, called Red Wafers, produced from red Plankton and other algae growing in seawater.

Global warming killed off apple trees, strawberry bushes, and bumblebees. No one has seen a bird in a hundred years. The ozone layer is almost gone, and the sky is filled with a greenish-brown haze that burns the retinas. The United States government collapsed during the riots of 2095, and the United Nations stepped in to restore order. The UN created the Global World Corp, which not only developed red plankton but also maintains order. The GWC is controlled by the one-percenters. The world, nourished by Red Plankton, does not seem to mind. There is no currency in the new economy; pleasures like alcohol, tobacco, and even candy are bartered for on the black market. Soap, toothpaste, and shampoo are no longer available. New York and Boston are entangled with one another, sprawls have merged into a single municipality of one hundred million people called New Boston. Because food shortages are reappearing, the GWC is developing a new green plankton water. Hundreds of refugees a day are flooding into New Boston City.

Captain Charlton Heston of the Riot Police and his mentor Mark Evans are called to investigate the murder of a member of the one percent. Fearing renewed riots, the GWC is pressuring Heston to quickly solve the murder. Evidence the pair uncovers, however, leads to the very top of GWC."
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, John Dukes's engrossing book is a provocative must-read for fans of both apocalyptic and detective fiction.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase "Post-Apocalyptic World" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors' books, including distribution in the world's largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

 

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