Mark Nykanen:


Nykanen is a four-time national Emmy and Edgar-winning environmental journalist. He's an 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."

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Postings from the Post Apocalypse:

Governor Jerry Brown: ’92 & Now

In 1992 Governor Jerry Brown ran for the Democratic nomination for President. I was living in a log home on a mountain ridge in Oregon, having left NBC News several years earlier to write novels. I listened to one of the first debates of that political season on NPR. Brown was up against a number […]

Drought Drains Dams–and Electric Power

Hydroelectric dams across the American West are seeing significant—sometimes precipitous—drops in energy production. This is particularly acute, of course, in California, but it’s also true in Arizona, where I came of age in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Arizona is well into its second decade of what some experts are calling a mega-drought.   Wasting water […]

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