Devon C Ford – New Earth: ARC Review

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Length: 203 Pages
Publisher: Vulpine Press
Release date: June 15, 2018
Synopsis: They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions.

Amir Weatherby has the world in his hands, quite literally. When his company discovers an asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth, they decide to keep the news quiet and find a way to survive the impending apocalypse themselves. Secret projects begin with the intent of preventing the world going the same way as the dinosaurs.

Three top-secret sites are developed, each designed to hold a small pocket of the human race safe until after impact.

It just so happens that one of these sites is in space.

The former ISS is transformed intoa safe haven called the ARC, the Automated Resettlement and Repopulation Cryostation, where some of the world’s greatest scientific minds will sleep through the whole show.

But events unfold in ways that couldn’t have been predicted, and when they arrive back on Earth there is a whole new disaster waiting for them..

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review

New Earth was a little bit Armageddon mixed with Deep Impact and 2012. I enjoyed the heck out of these, ‘End of the World’ movies back in the day. New Earth was no different and was a fun book. It wasn’t overly technical or scientific, nor filled with a bunch of jargon. These are the types of things that I don’t care to try and follow, and more importantly make for a slow read. New Earth had a cool premise, a well thought out plot, and a lot of characters that kept the story interesting. I thought it was cool to have one of the main characters a rich, ambitious, super smart guy, kind of an Elan Musk type. The other, Annie, the AI he created to help save humanity. The plan was to hide out on the space station while the asteroid destroyed the earth. Solid plan, and for those lucky few, Earth was full of surprises upon returning. Devon C Ford filled New Earth with twists and turns, wrote it to be a fast read and gave me a cool AI. Basically, it had everything I needed to love this book.

Link to purchase New Earth: ARC

Devon C Ford, biography

DCF is a post apocalyptic and dystopian fiction writer. His debut series After It Happened throws a different spin on the collapse of society being set in the UK. Other works include a futuristic dystopian setting in the Defiance series, WW3 post-apocalyptic in The Fall and 1980’s genre Zombie apocalypse in Toy Soldiers. Upcoming projects include New Earth: ARC; a sci-fi/post apoc crossover. DCF spent a career in pubic services undertaking many roles until he took up writing and publishing full time in 2016.


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