After: First Light - Scott Nicholson

After: First Light

By Scott Nicholson

  • Release Date: 2013-10-26
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 104 Ratings

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“Always surprises and always entertains.” -Jonathan Maberry


The end is just the beginning.

When NASA scientists detect intense solar activity, the warnings go unheeded. Soon communications fail, power goes out, and the world's technological infrastructure collapses.

But the solar radiation has also inflicted an unpredictable change--a disruption in the impulses of the human brain. Billions die. And they may be the lucky ones...

Prequel novella to the After post-apocalyptic series. Look for the other books in the After series, The Shock, The Echo, Milepost 291, Whiteout and Red Scare.

Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including Stoker Award finalist The Red Church, The Harvest, and Drummer Boy.


  • Too Left for me

    By TooManyAds!!!
    TL;DR: I read for enjoyment, not to see real political issues in a fantasy world. Decently written, but leans too far to left for me. All the “good” characters seem to dislike firearms, the military and such. At one point the author takes a stance that gun violence is at the same risk level as nuclear war for the human race. Once or twice is fine, but about every 3rd paragraph the author felt the need to remind reader that firearms were bad, and it just got old real quick.
  • Prequel

    By Pep5iLady
    Although short, this story fills in two of the blanks in another After book. It explains the origin of the zapheads and how the electronic world died. There is a lot of discussion of various theories on what happened to the world mixed with graphic details of what zapheads do.