In the capitol of all rust-belt urban wastelands, Daniel Lintz inherits the family mansion, a rundown, ramshackle assembly of boards, located in an exclusive, but run-down neighborhood where rot and decay have taken hold. While inventorying the mansion’s contents with the mysterious family lawyer, Mr. DuMichelle, Daniel discovers his great-grandfather’s life’s work: a meticulously archived treasure trove of lost papers, secret military hardware, and fantastic inventions, all locked up and hidden away in the basement. But why were these fantastic and world-changing inventions boxed-up in forgotten exile for a century? Daniel quickly falls under the spell of the mansion’s allure and sets about restoring it to its original splendor. He becomes possessed by the strange and fantastic powers hidden in the archive’s hundreds of crates. One fateful night Daniel is visited by a malevolent entity that leads him to one crate tucked away in a far off corner of the archive—a crate containing perhaps the most important invention of the 20th Century—an invention however, with a fatal and deadly flaw.
Three innovative authors imagine the end of humanity. Postcards From the Future is the remarkable result. Andrew Lark’s “Pollen” is a riveting, multiple point-of-view account of a strange atmospheric phenomenon that destroys humankind’s ability to reproduce, ushering in the extinction of our species. Donald Levin’s “The Bright and Darkened Lands of the Earth” is a gripping tale set in a desperate, post-apocalyptic future where a heroic woman battles ecological and social collapse in an effort to save her tribe—and humanity—from certain annihilation. Wendy Sura Thomson’s “Silo Six” is a suspenseful story of love and survival set far into the future, when the sun begins its transformation into a red giant and scorches the earth into a virtually uninhabitable cinder.