New Author Spotlight: Will McIntosh

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres.

Today’s spotlight shines on Will McIntosh.

Will McIntosh’s books include:


Here’s the cover copy for Soft Apocalypse:

What happens when resources become scarce and society starts to crumble? As the competition for resources pulls America’s previously stable society apart, the “New Normal” is a Soft Apocalypse. This is how our world ends; with a whimper instead of a bang.

New social structures and tribal connections spring up across America, as the previous social structures begin to dissolve. Soft Apocalypse follows the journey across the Southeast of a tribe of formerly middle class Americans as they struggle to find a place for themselves and their children in a new, dangerous world that still carries the ghostly echoes of their previous lives.

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2 thoughts on “New Author Spotlight: Will McIntosh”

  1. I’m curious why those 3 related titles were chosen.  I’ve read Soft Apocalypse and haven’t read but know something about 2 of the 3 suggested titles and it doesn’t seem like a good fit to me.

  2. I picked these because most books are either post-apocalyptic (well after the demise of civilization) or apocalyptic by way of some great disaster (whether it be natural or nuclear).  There aren’t that many books that follow the ‘soft apocalypse’ slow decline of civilization, wherein they show that decline.  I’ve read The Parable of the Sower and Brown Girl in the Ring so I know they do. I chose Homeland as it’s a lesser known title, which I understand deals with the political collapse of the USA.  I haven’t read that (or, Soft Apocalypse – yet), so it might not be the best fit.  Ultimately I do the best I can based on what I know about the books.  Feel free to suggest other titles you think would be a better fit.

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