Author Steve Morris releases an intriguing black comedy with a sci-fi twist - Playing havoc

How do you cope in a complete black-out with no electronic device? Find out how the people of this small island survived! An intriguing black comedy – part fact and part fiction–the stuff of nightmares.

Online PR News – 12-July-2012 – Kent, England – BANG! Lights out!
Just how would we cope in the event that every electronic device on the planet was rendered useless in an instant? If all electric power, industry, basic utilities, transport and the very communications that we all take for granted were zapped in a single moment, how would life carry on? What skills do we have to help us survive and rebuild life from its very foundations? Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British Island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace. A reluctant man with enough problems of his own to deal with finds that the longer the havoc goes on, more and more of the islanders turn to him for help.
Playing Havoc is the first full-length novel by Steve Morris, author of cult short story collections “In All Probability” and “Jumble Tales”

Author Steve Morris says “Playing Havoc is a story based on fact. CMEs occur on average around once a century. The last event like this fried the world’s early telegraph network at a time when we still travelled by horse and cart. There are a few more electronic gadgets around these days … and you know how you feel when only one of them lets you down. We are now overdue for the next solar flare!”

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Playing Havoc can be obtained from Pneuma Springs Publishing at the following address:

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