The People of the Ruins

Shanks's post-apocalyptic novel is a pessimistic satire on Wellsian techno-utopian novels.

By Edward Shanks Read by Steven Crossley Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 9h 50m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Trapped in a London laboratory during a worker uprising in 1924, ex-artillery officer and physics instructor Jeremy Tuft awakens 150 years later - in a neo-medieval society whose inhabitants have forgotten how to build or operate machinery. Not only have his fellow Londoners forgotten most of what humankind used to know, before civilization collapsed, but they don't particularly care to re-learn any of it. Though he is at first disconcerted by the failure of his own era's smug doctrine of Progress, Tuft eventually decides that post-civilized life is simpler, more peaceful. That is, until northern English and Welsh tribes threaten London - at which point he sets about reinventing weapons of mass destruction.

"Thanks to Crossley's velvety, precise delivery, this very British production is both enjoyable and accessible." - AudioFile Magazine