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:

“Swarms” of Tornadoes

Sounds Biblical, doesn’t it?  Sort of Old Testament, maybe.  But we’re moving quickly from mythos into the hard science of meteorology here.  The journal Science reports tornadoes now occur on fewer days per year, but on the days they do appear, watch out because dozens or more come acroppin’.  The net result?  Fewer days with twisters, but more […]

Naomi Klein: “This Changes Everything”

“This” being climate change. Klein, an intrepid thinker throughout her publishing career, has just published her latest:  “This Changes Everything: Captitalism Versus the Climate.” I have not read it–the book just came out–but I will be shortly.  Meantime, has an excerpt that contains her thesis. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. Here’s […]

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