Monday, December 6, 2010
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude
What would happen if there were virtually no men on earth? The few men that lived didn't influence the female majority whose policies seem to fit a female stereotype - kind, caring, compassionate. Epitaph Road explores this possibility.
The year is 2097. A virus, Elisha's Bear, was released, wiping out the majority of the male population in the entire world. "Once political leadership--all women--was reestablished, priorities changed. Money no longer used for fighting wars and lobbying for wars and profiting from wars got routed to health care, medical research, education, social programs, the environment, alternative transportation, and renewable fuels.
But, what if there is more to the story? What if someone had an axe to grind? Something so terrible happened in their childhood that let them to hate men? Does anyone find out? And if so, do they seek revenge? You will have to read to find out!