Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. Written by
15 years after the blackout...they will light the way.
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had originally been cast as Monroe, but after a day was given the role of Miles. See more
More firearm errors: Most of the characters using fully automatic rifles fire them on full-auto. There are three notable errors involved here. First, ammunition is at a premium, so soldiers/militia would not use this setting as it consumes ammunition much faster than single shot mode. Next, modern rifles such as the M4 or M16 fire at least 700 rounds per minute on full auto. Since the magazine capacity for these is at most 3o rounds, they fire over 11 rounds per second. This would exhaust the magazine in under 3 seconds firing full auto, yet characters are shown firing for sustained periods without reloading. Finally, seasoned shooters such as militia members would realize firing full auto is the least accurate mode of fire and would avoid using it in a gun fight. See more
We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion lead to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way.