By: Fran Lewis
Published by: Atmosphere Press
Publication Date: June 26th 2021
Number of Pages: 76
ISBN: 163752868X (ISBN13: 9781637528686)
Imagine smashed windows and abandoned satellite dishes and blocks of plaster all over the ground.
Imagine... What might the world be like if humans were suddenly to disappear?
In Population Zero by Fran Lewis, we experience several post-human worlds through the eyes of people who were allowed to visit for one day. A world covered in ice, a world in complete darkness, a world where deserts are plentiful, and others...
Get a glimpse of what our planet would look like if humans stopped existing. Get a glimpse of the future.
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"Fran Lewis's newest offering is a polished, razor-sharp double-edged sword. On one hand, it is reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone series and just as chilling. On the other, it is a poignant reminder of just how precious and fragile human life on this planet truly is. A riveting read."
-- Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Thriller and Shamus Award winning author of The Girl Who Wasn't There and the Dick Moonlight PI series.
"Population Zero creatively focuses on the damage being done by Covid 19 as it ravages the human race, and our inability to deal with climate change."
-- Allan Topol, national best selling author of The French Revenge
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
My Recommendation: 7.5 stars
(I received this book free in exchange for my honest review)
My first read from this author I wasn't sure what to expect. I will say that I'm not really sure if I liked this book or not. It has a good direction, but the flow and structure wasn't solid enough to fully keep my attention.
Population Zero dives into the authors mind on what it would be like for the world and it's inhabitants thew different scenarios. Each one was intriguing and posted different questions. The author did try to describe these world as best as she could; so that us readers could get a glimpse of what horrors await. Weather it was darkness, scorching heat, or being trapped in glasses pods unable to leave. It got you thinking about what was the root cause to for all these worlds to get to where that are in that book. In all, it makes you sad, and helpless.
I will say that there is some repressiveness, and though the different world's were descriptive; I believe some more research into extreme weather, and science would help narrow down the descriptive language and round out this story.
Overall this book does get you thinking, and though I can't give a half star rating here, this book is 3.5 stars; and gets my recommendation.
Fran worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years. She has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration. Currently, she is a member of Who's Who of America's Teachers and Who's Who of America's Executives from Cambridge. In addition, she is the author of three children's books and a fourth that has just been published on Alzheimer's disease in order to honor her mom and help create more awareness for a cure.
Fran is the author of 19 titles and completed by the titled A Daughter’s Promise. Fran has 6 titles in her Faces Behind the Stones series and her magazine is MJ magazine. She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school's newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites.
Her network if MJ network on Blog Talk Radio. You can also find her reviews on just reviews on Wordpress. Her latest titles are Sisters : two sisters from the Bronx, What If? and Silent Voices in her Faces Behind the Stones series and the present one Population Zero.
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