Carry the Flame

Carry the Flame

Gutsy...With references to ecological despoliation and oil as a precious commodity, Jaros's novel has a noticeable Mad Max vibe, replete with quirky characters and nonstop action. Tense, terse prose suits the setting and carries the story nimbly along."

Publishers Weekly
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Burn Down the Sky
Sequel To:

Burn Down the Sky

An intense, amazing, post-apocalyptic tale of unleashed terror and undying hope. This is gifted writing, and a superb, brilliant thriller."

Bill Evans

New York Times bestselling author of Category 7

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Nykanen has published his two most recent books under his pen name, James Jaros

Mark Nykanen:


Nykanen is a four-time Emmy and Edgar-winning journalist, and acclaimed author of extraordinarily tense literary thrillers that feature protagonists who find themselves pushed to the absolute extremes of behaviour and imagination.

Nykanen is a master of knowing what scares us deep down…Words have power, and Nykanen knows their secrets."

Salem Statesman Journal
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Postings from the Post Apocalypse:

It’s Official: “The Worst is Yet to Come”

That was the headline The New York Times (link to follow) served up this morning for the official release of a UN report on climate change. But the “worst” is already starting to happen, as the authors of the IPCC report noted. To wit: –Ice caps are melting –Arctic sea ice is collapsing –water supplies […]

Sounding the Alarm–Again!

It’s starting to feel like “Groundhog Day” with yet another warning about the possibly catastrophic impacts of climate change by another august body of scientists. No matter, because most of North America needs yet another reminder because the disinformation campaigns by the fossil fuel industry continue to muddle matters. This time the American Association for […]

The Next Hundred Years

Interesting report just out from Millennium Project think tank. While it says future generations are likely to be healthier, wealthier, and better educated–and have longer lives–progress will come at potentially catastrophic costs to the environment, if action isn’t taken to prevent the environmental downside. Well, if you’ve followed the tepid attempts to slow down climate […]

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