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Joy’s SF books: Strike Three

 Strike Three: Who would have thought that anyone was so ignorant that they’d want to start WWIII? How could we prepare? Would we survive? And if we do, will there be anything left to rebuild with when so much of the planet has been destroyed? After WWIII, will there be a US? Were our leaders among the few who escaped? What about our service men and women? Is anyone left to rebuild? How will we start over? Can we? And what about the rest of the world? How close is WWIII now? In Strike Three, North Korea is mostly to blame…

Are you prepared for WWIII or another apocalyptic event? Check out the survival tips in Strike Three.  And I had fun playing with setting up a new US government in Strike Three, though the old regime wasn’t happy with the changes–and some readers thought I was too harsh in my judgments. You haven’t fantasized about having a simpler setup?

Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strike-Three-Joy-V-Smith/dp/1936099659/

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298   

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22596999-strike-three


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Strike Three isn’t outdated yet!

Reading the newspapers–and that was a cute but scary editorial cartoon in today’s paper–I’m glad that North Korea has kept Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, up to date. The villain in Strike Three is NKAAU (North Korea/Africans/Arabs United, even though it only includes four countries) or as the newspapers call it: Nukes All Around Us.


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Military surplus

I did a lot of research for my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, including checking out military surplus catalogs. Now that I’m on their mailing lists, I got a Coleman’s Military Supplies catalog today.  You can get military clothing, sleeping bags, equipment, survival kits, MREs, and more. There’s an interesting selection of items from other countries too.

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In honor of Father’s Day

Excerpt from Strike Three, a post-apocalyptic novel by Joy V. Smith: 
Lea first learns about her future when she reads her stepfather’s letter to her father:
“Duncan’s letter was to her father, with a postscript to her at the end.
“Sheridan, I promise to keep Francine safe, so far as I can. We’re headed for an underground shelter with government officials, some military, and their family members. We’ve learned terrorists—backed, we’re sure, with at least one country’s government, in combination with NKAAU—intend to attack the United States, including Washington, D. C., causing as much damage as possible with the intent of precipitating a war—for any country who wants to take advantage of our vulnerability, while we’re still reeling. The stupidity of this is apparent since any missile strikes will be followed back to their source. Unfortunately, there are intended to be multiple sources in different countries. Our military is ready for that. (God help the planet!) But it’s not just the missiles that are the problem. Assorted weapons, including the ‘hot virus,’ which I’ve learned more about than I wanted to, and which is the worst, I fear, include also a variety of nuclear bombs of various types, though it’s thought that it’ll be mostly “clean” bombs to preserve our infrastructure, which they lust after. ‘It’s not fair that they have so much!’ is one refrain; and they really love that United they tacked on to their name.
“Our military, by the way, are not so restrained. So, take shelter—I know you’re prepared for that. Possibly you know I made sure you were able to purchase the old airfield, along with the planes and that communications bunker, because I knew I’d rather have them in your hands than some homegrown militia, though I hope they’re prepared too. I know some have bought up a few of those missile sites in Kansas. We have no time table, but surely they know it’s not such a secret anymore, and they can’t afford to hesitate. I hope the damage will not be so bad, and other countries will stomp them flat too, but the commander-in-chief decided not to take any chances. Soon the papers will notice the absent officials and politicians, who are busy digging themselves holes wherever they can. The vice-president, bless her, intends to keep things stable as long as she can.
“Melody Lea, my beloved daughter, you can’t imagine how much I’m missing you, but I trust in your own father’s care. All my love to you and my best hopes for you both. Love, your [step] father, Duncan C. Blake.”

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Mothers sharing their stories this month (link)

“… , for fun this month, I’ve decided to alter my revision theme to being about mothers. I’ve invited some authors to come visit, and all of us are going to write new summaries of our books from the moms’ point of view. It should be fun.”

Donna Driver

So here are a variety of mothers, their children, and their stories:  http://www.dgdriver.com/write-and-rewrite-blog/category/all


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Strike Three review (link)

Here’s the latest review of Strike Threehttp://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/strike-three-by-joy-v-smith/



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Book suggestions for Christmas gifts–or yourself

These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:

Detour Trail is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-ebook/dp/B00F7CZ0R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379281976&sr=1-1&keywords=Detour+Trail  and from the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html

Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed.  Ignoring the wagon master’s advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it’s not long before she’s again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands…. Settling the frontier isn’t easy!

Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the “hot virus,” the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to “scorched earth.”  Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets?  Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298  And, of course: Amazon.

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Thank you card from the President!

I was pleased to receive a thank you card from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama yesterday.  Of course it’s one of those generic cards that they send to everyone, but it did have the White House letterhead!   I had sent him a copy of my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three, since I named a sub after him in it for a bit of future history.


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Strike Three review

Strike Three

Joy V. Smith
WolfSinger Publications
9781936099658, $12.95, www.wolfsingerpubs.com

Because of the ‘hot virus’, World War III’s scenario is more deadly than any nuclear-powered conflict, and the missiles fired during conflict are far more deadly than any conventional battle could have envisioned. But the message of Strike Three isn’t just about altered warfare, but altered survival mechanisms honed by feisty protagonists who seek to start over, against all odds and against the backdrop of an Earth devastated on many different levels. Against this scenario are a series of vivid protagonists who battle for not just survival but a revised world – and within their efforts to rise again will be the rudiments of a new kind of humanity. Strike Three is exceptional reading for any who enjoy apocalyptic stories, and offers many twists and turns unpredictable even for avid readers of end-of-world sagas.

From Midwest Book Review

You can find it at: Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch: October 2014: The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf

Link: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/calbw/oct_14.htm#Fantasy/SciFi

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Strike Three listing at Booklife (link)

Check out the review of Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, at Booklife (Publishers Weekly): http://booklife.com/project/strike-three-2292

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