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The Last President

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The Last President

By John Barnes

Ace Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425256466, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

For more than a year, Heather O Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn.
But other forces are rising too forces that like the new life better...
In a devastated, splintered, postapocalyptic United States, with technology thrown back to biplanes, black powder, and steam trains, a tiny band of visionaries struggles to re-create Constitutional government and civilization itself, as a new Dark Age takes shape around them.

About the Author
John Barnes is a multiple Hugo and Nebula award nominee. He isthe author of Directive 51, Daybreak Zero, and The Last President, as well asThe Return with Buzz Aldrin."

Praise For The Last President

“[A] stunning premise.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Directive 51 and Daybreak Zero
“[A] thinking person’s techno-thriller.”S. M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author
“Ambitious in scope.”—Fresh Fiction

Praise for John Barnes
“A master of the genre.”Arthur C. Clarke
“Welcome this writer to the front ranks of contemporary science fiction.”The New York Times