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"Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken
Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee

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To: Travis McGee

Bump for later reading.

Have read two of your books so far and they are excellent.

Merry Christmas, Matt!


351 posted on 12/24/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Travis McGee

PFLR


352 posted on 12/25/2013 6:18:26 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: exit82

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year back to you.


353 posted on 12/26/2013 10:48:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thank you once again, Matt. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


354 posted on 12/27/2013 9:16:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge

And a very happy new year!


355 posted on 01/04/2014 8:41:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AliVeritas

Bookmark.


356 posted on 01/06/2014 1:26:28 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: Travis McGee

Seems a clever take from “Dies the Fire” by S. M. Sterling.

In that series, all modern technology quits by magic, and magic itself seems to make a comeback, with multiple gods.

In that series, it is liberals who survive,while conservatives die off because they will not “cooperate”.

99%+ die off.

It is popular among liberals, I understand. I like your take better, because technology still works, it is just not being used.

Too hard for me to suspend disbelief, though. May you attract many of the readers of Sterling’s series.


357 posted on 02/10/2014 5:05:17 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

The plot has holes, and in reality i think the militia type action by some fed-up patriots as well as looting could be used to justify an increasingly militaristic police type, encouraging and using technology to keep tabs, while it would be incongruous not to have China expanding its territory possible to here, in the end, it is the same unredeemed fallen nature that takes its course.


358 posted on 02/14/2014 7:56:23 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: marktwain
I think that if the power goes out, we won't ever discover why it went out, because the news will stop. Even long after JFK or 9-11, competing conspiracy theories abound, and that is will entire libraries of research available online. If the power goes out for any of a dozen reasons from a solar flare to cyber war, I don't think we'll ever truly understand why.

And there won't be any soft landing with a 19th century level of tech. That tech is gone too. Our collapse will just keep on collapsing. The outcomes will resemble either Mad Max anarchy, or North Korean totalitarian govt rule.

359 posted on 02/28/2014 7:02:57 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

You are correct, of course, if the power goes out and stays out for a considerable period, over the whole world.

I do not find that a likely situation, though it is not impossible.

Shortwave radio receivers are ubiquitous, and even transmitters are widely available that run on very small amounts of easily produced power.

We might not know exactly what happened, but power production and electronic communication are such enormous force multipliers that I find it unlikely that individuals and organizations all over the globe would not be vigorously working on getting systems up and running.


360 posted on 02/28/2014 8:40:40 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Travis McGee
The outcomes will resemble either Mad Max anarchy

I dig the anarcho-punk fashion and the multicolored mohawks, so I am hoping for this scenario.

361 posted on 02/28/2014 8:43:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


362 posted on 02/28/2014 12:15:55 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

bookmark


363 posted on 03/02/2014 7:14:40 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Travis McGee
My goal is for it to be noticed by the statists and liberals, who will of course hate it,

Excellent piece Matt. Unfortunately, even if the libs and statists read it, they will give it no mind.

Keep up the good fight and thanks.

364 posted on 03/02/2014 10:17:47 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks.


365 posted on 03/03/2014 11:29:01 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Travis McGee

New Bracken, a must read!


366 posted on 03/03/2014 11:31:20 AM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Marcella

We save seed potatoes. However potatoes really do have seeds. They appear as if the plants had grown clusters of tiny green tomatoes. I don’t know if they will grow true to the original plant, and I don’t think the quality is as good.


367 posted on 03/17/2014 9:28:17 AM PDT by Library Lady (When little men cast long shadows, the day is almost ended. – Paul Harvey)
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To: Travis McGee

Matt, just read this again after a lapse of a year.

Still a great read.

BTTT.


368 posted on 09/02/2014 3:51:27 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Yep, this may be how it ends.


369 posted on 09/12/2014 8:27:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

M4L Bracken


370 posted on 09/28/2014 7:03:45 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (/s /s /s /s /s, my replies are "liberally" sprinkled with them behind every word and letter.!)
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To: Travis McGee

bump for later


371 posted on 10/22/2014 1:08:12 PM PDT by Yogafist
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