Rising Storm by Ian Kane, It’s 33 years in the future and corporations have taken over. The people are ruled by the super-rich who can afford soldiers for hire to keep the populace in line. The worst of the worst is Arlington Gibb, the super-rich banker. He’s striking down immediate threats and people who may become threats in the future. There are pockets of resistance. One of those pockets is led by former super soldier, Leonard Kilbane. Is all hope for the future lost?
In After Life Lessons by Laila Blake and L.C. Spoering, Emily is an artist who has relocated from England to New York City living with her boyfriend and his young son when the Zombie Virus breaks out. Her boyfriend had a plan to head south and when he’s lost to them, Emily and Song follow his plan with near disastrous results. When Aaron, a former Army medic, finds them huddled and dying in the back room of a gas station, he knows he can’t leave them behind. Together they face an uncertain future knowing that they’re not only at risk from the zombies but the survivors and that for both of them the future is not guaranteed.
Fades the Light by Ron Foster takes place ten years after a solar geomagnetic storm killed most of the humans, young people are leaving the lake shelter run by an aging David and his band of brothers that are worried about the future. With decisions to be made, what will these men who don’t feel comfortable returning to the spare society do?