Five Star February: The Change Book 01: Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling

Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change
 Title:  Dies the Fire (Emberverse #1)
 Author:  S.M. Stirling
Summary The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable. What follows is the most terrible global catastrophe in the history of the human race-and a Dark Age more universal and complete than could possibly be imagined. [1]
Why I Loved It: If A Canticle for Leibowitz was the first post-apocalyptic book I loved, this and The Road reminded me why I love the genre. This one tackles an interesting question.  Not necessarily which people would survive, but which groups.  Pagans, survivalists and SCAdians all fair well and lead to interesting post “Change” society.
Who would like this: Again if you like The Road or The Stand, try this one.  If you are all caught up in absolute explanations and “realistic” fiction, skip it.  As an aside, realistic fiction exists, it is called non-fiction.  People who quibble about minor details in fiction annoy me.  Reason #1 why I hate going to Superhero movies with my husband.  Hello, it is about a rich guy in a costume fighting crime, but that one spot of minor dialogue is unrealistic.  Nope, let’s have fun playing pretend.
Favorite Quotes: “Perhaps because now it’s my home – a refuge from horror and death. Home isn’t a place. Home is people.”