Tourists of the Apocalypse by C. F. Waller
**Winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award in Science Fiction, the 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Contest and the 2016 Shelf Media Best Indie Book Contest**
Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of Tourist Agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn’t any way home afterward?
“Why would anyone buy a ticket on the Titanic if they knew it was doomed?”
“Relax Dylan,” she assures him. “If you know it’s going to sink, you could bring a raft.”
As she paces in the sand watching the sky, he realizes that however wild her story may be, he loves her. Maybe Izzy is a time travel tour guide after all. In truth, he is more likely to be harmed by her boyfriend than the imminent apocalypse. What’s he going to about that sticky situation?
“Come on,” she orders, pulling on his arm. “We need to see a man about a raft.”
DISCLAIMER: This novel contains no profanity, some violence, an office princess in bondage, cowboy coffee, classic cars, love triangles, domestic violence, birthday cake, Lion Country Safari mishaps, beach volleyball, road rage, a prosthetic shotgun, text messages on gum wrappers and the strong belief that people are a product of their experiences and not just genetically predisposed to mayhem.
Any resemblance to actual historical events or persons alive or dead is purely coincidental.
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“Wake up call of a story! Highly recommend!”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Penelope
The novel is an informative read of a probably likelihood. For me the title captures the essence of the book, through the events the readers are the tourists who navigate in a world that has undergone an EMP attack: no transportation, no cell phones, no Internet. The truth is that this is a look at the fictional fate that may become a reality if one does not prepare on a national or global matter for this type of terrorist attack. I love these kind of novels which are entertaining as well as informative. Well-written, inspiring and alarming read!
About the Author
Award winning novelist C. F. Waller is a three time medal winner at the Miami International Book Fair. He was also recognized by Shelf Media in 2016 when his novel, Tourists of the Apocalypse (2016), received recognition in their Best Indie Book Contest. T.O.A. was also the overall winner in the Science Fiction category by National Indie Excellence in 2017. More recently his novel Waypoint (2017), was chosen as the overall winner by McGrath House in the Thriller genre.
His Audio book version of Tourists of the Apocalypse was an award winner at the 2017 Hear Now: Audio Fiction and Arts festival in Kansas City. The award was presented by Audio Book Reviewers “Listener Awards”.
He published his first science fiction novel at age forty-seven, after a flight on an ill-fated commercial airliner over the Atlantic Ocean, that nearly became an episode of Why Planes Crash. This experience illustrated for him first hand that writing about exotic or dangerous locales was safer than traveling to them. Since then, he likes to think his meticulous research and storytelling gives readers a clear sense of their grandeur, without the inherent risk of flying.
After narrowly escaping the academic death-grip of several universities, he worked in nightclub, took a turn as a new car salesman, and did hurricane shutter engineering. His favorite authors include Oscar Wilde, Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Michael Crichton. His favorite novel is “The Picture of Dorian Grey” by Wilde, which inspired a bigger than life oil painting that hangs on his bedroom wall (seen in the picture on this page).
Though he’ll forever be a Midwestern boy at heart, he now lives on the gulf coast of Florida with his wife Tina and one fuzzy feline companion. If he’s not working on a new novel, you can find him volunteering at church, playing overly competitive Yahtzee with his spouse, or indulging in an unhealthy addiction to competitive cooking shows on television.
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