One Second After – Of EMP and Post-Apocolypse America (Part 2)
By Steeljawscribe, on August 24th, 2009
blackoutWith the previous article as prologue, we turn to the review of the work at hand – One Second After, by William R. Forstchen (forward by Newt Gingrich).
The premise for One Second After lies in the devastating effects of an EMP attack carried out by employing a few nukes launched in an asymmetric strike. There is little in the run-up to the attack, which is always off screen throughout the work, to point to the mechanics of who did it or why – sufficient for the plot that it was carried out.