The Last Centurion
by John Ringo
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Harriet Klausner
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416555537
Date: 05 August 2008 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In The Last Centurion, the Hell Times arrived and as is the usual they got it wrong again; this time their hoax to get elected cost the planet. They worked on preventing global warming destroying the environment, but missed the mark as it was the Freeze from solar variation causing global cooling that led to climatic havoc and the Plague caused by bird flu pandemic in which socialized medicine proved an abomination. By 2020 and 2021 worldwide famine is the norm and all indications affirm it will get worse. From official release/information:
Product Description: In the second decade of the twenty-first century the world is struck by two catastrophes, a new mini-ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six" an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland—despite the best efforts of politicians both elected and military. The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written "blog-style," it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming not to mention all three at once.