Beyond The Great Oblivion (Darkness & Dawn Volume 2)
By: George Allan England
The second volume of George Allan England's classic "Darkness & Dawn" trilogy about a man and a woman from "modern" 1911 surviving in a savage New York that has reverted to jungle 1,000 years into the future.
Second in the series, picks up almost directly after the first book leaves off. This time, we learn that the dynamic duo are not the sole survivors of the presumably global catastrophe.
1000 Years After Our World Died - A Man and a Woman With the Future of Humanity in Their Hands - The distant future - New York is a jungle in more ways than one. Exotic flora and fauna thrive - savage tribes of cannibalistic sub-humans fight for dominance. It's a place of little hope The last vestiges of humanity set out across America's devastated landscape in search of their dream. Led by hope that dies and is reborn again at every turn - enticed onward by a mysterious and vast black chasm 500 miles deep - does the future threaten extinction for mankind? - or offer one last chance of redemption?
About the Author:
George Allan England (1877 – 1937) was an American writer and explorer.
A short story of his, "The Thing from—'Outside'", which had originally appeared in Hugo Gernsback's magazine Science and Invention, was reprinted in the first issue of the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in April 1926. His novel The Air Trust (1915) is the story of a billionaire, Isaac Flint, who attempts to control the very air people breathe, and the violent consequences of his ambition and greed. In the concluding chapter, Flint is described as one of "the most sinister and cruel minds ever evolved upon this planet."
His trilogy, Darkness and Dawn (published in 1912, 13, 14 as "The Vacant World", "Beyond the Great Oblivion" and "Afterglow" tells the story of 2 modern people who awake a thousand years after the earth was devestated by a meteor. They work to rebuild civilization.