Underground Airlines

Ben Winters’ Underground Airlines imagines a modern world where the U.S. Civil War never happened and without that war, slavery remained legal in South.  The story follows a young black man named Victor (one of many aliases he uses), a former slave himself who had been given freedom in exchange for a position with the…

World of Trouble

Hank Palace leaves behind the comfort of a secure police compound to seek out his missing sister, desperate to see her one last time before a six kilometer wide asteroid crashes into Earth.  With humanity on the brink of extinction, can Hank find Nico or will he simply die alone in the ruins of America?…

Countdown City

“I keep my head down and my mind focused on the case because I’m sick of wondering why I’m doing this, why I care.  This is just what I have, this is what I do.” ..and with that, Hank Palace gives us an answer to why he’s so goddamn determined to run around playing detective…

The Last Policeman

An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth.  The impact will annihilate most of the world’s population and those that do not die immediately will suffer immensely through resulting earthquakes and ash clouds.  Folks are quitting their jobs, running off to do things they’ve always wanted to accomplish before the end of the world.…