With the scientist’s sperm, can the human race survive in a post-holocaust grave new world on Maggie’s Farm?
Set in 1985. Jon and Carolyn Redford enjoy a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle in Kent County, with friends Gavin and Melanie Maynard.
While on holiday in Cornwall, the Redfords encounter a soothsayer who predicts a bleak future for mankind. The foursome then note some unexplained changes in the behaviour of wild animals and migrating birds, which seems to give credence to the prediction.
Then a terrorist outrage in South Africa leads to similar major atrocities in Israel and India. As détente fails, a global nuclear war becomes sparked off by an unforeseen source, leading to the superpowers exchanging H bomb punches like drunken boxers.
Two of the friends perish in the inferno of Holocaust night. Two are left to face the aftermath of a barren, sterile world. Soon it is down to one.
1 Overture and Beginners
3 Concurrence and Denial
7 Subconscious Retreat
10 Grave New World
11 Familiar Face
12 Maggie’s Farm
14 South America Calling
15 The Scientist’s Sperm
17 Underture and Exit
19 Appendix 1: Nuclear Holocaust Causes