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Patriot:Ex Machina:
As many of you probably know by now thanks to the announcment HERE: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=35534.270,
our very own Heavy G (Glen Tate) has penned a series of novels chronicling a possible future collapse of our system, the fall out from such an event and the effects of it on the lives of the people of the once-United States.
I was honored to be one of the first to actually read the novels, in it's draft form, and even with the rough edges it has drawn me in with it's compelling and gritty story, it's believable characters, and it's overall message of self sufficiency.
"299 Days" isn't your typical " civil unrest/collapse of society" fiction, no nuclear explosions, no EMPs, no zombies, not even a teensy little asteroid to be found in the entire series. No, Glen gives us a far more realistic and terrifying threat: Ourselves.
There is nothing more deadly to the human race, than humanity. It's a sober real look at what happens when a government and a society has stretched itself too thin and allowed it's arrogance and decadence to overshadow it's principles and it's morals.  As the Collapse takes place in the story, Man practices his fine art of self destruction, as his hand made god, the State, struggles to keep a firm grip on the people; by coercion,by brute force, by any means that it has. 
The characters are believable, as they should be. The protagonists are the kind of people you want to be friends and allies with, while the villains, and I do mean villains, will make you want to bash a skull in with rage. That's what I want a novel to do, make me believe in characters to the point that I am lost in the story.
 And 299 Days does just that.
I will not give any spoilers away, and I don't want to delve into the story too much, until the book is widely available. Then we will have to have a discussion thread and as they used to say on Saturday Night Live, "talk amongst ourselves".
But by all means, read "299 Days". In my humble opinion, it's about as real as a SHTF novel gets.

Official website:
http://299days.com/

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/299-Days-the-book/230715697015924

Nadir_E:
Looking forward to it - and intrigued by the lack of one of the typical prepper-porn "trigger" events.

Rooting for a big hit for Heavy G.

Heavy G:
Thanks, Patriot. 

This seems like a good thread for me to answer any questions people have about the book series.  So let 'em fly.

Shaunypoo:
 :popcorn:

cheryl1:
Just checked out the website and really looking forward to the books!

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