The Survivors

Fiction - Horror
119 Pages
Reviewed on 08/20/2022
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Author Biography

T. C. Weber has pursued writing since childhood, and learned filmmaking and screenwriting in college, along with physics and ecology. His first published novel was a near-future cyberpunk thriller titled Sleep State Interrupt (See Sharp Press). The first book of a trilogy, it was a finalist for the 2017 Compton Crook award for best first speculative fiction novel. The sequels, The Wrath of Leviathan and Zero-Day Rising, are also out. These were followed by Born in Salt, a character-oriented alternate history novel that pits an Illinois farm boy against a ruthless fascist government. His latest work, The Survivors (Solstice Publishing), is a post-apocalyptic horror novella in which a young mother is forced on the road and struggles to survive a living nightmare.

Mr. Weber is a member of Poets & Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, the Horror Writers Association, and the Maryland Writers Association, and has run numerous writing workshops. By day, Mr. Weber works as an ecologist, and has had a number of scientific papers and book chapters published. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Karen. He enjoys traveling and has visited all seven continents.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Survivors is a dystopian horror novella by T.C. Weber. In the distant future, climate change has rendered the planet uninhabitable, leading to the collapse of human civilization as we know it. Lucy, a young woman with two children, lives with a small group of people who have made an abandoned tower their sanctuary. A devastating storm forces the rag-tag bunch to search for a new home. Eager to flee the group leader and her two lecherous sons, Lucy finds another group of survivors living in a church. However, tragedy strikes when Lucy's people massacre her new friends. Soon, she is forced to fend for herself in one of the Vanished Cities, where survival depends on devouring others, and there are no limits to human depravity. How will Lucy and her children survive?

Fans of dystopian survival stories will be hard-pressed to find a better book than this. The Survivors is a gritty horror drama that readers who like dystopian fiction such as The Walking Dead will devour with relish. I gobbled it up in one sitting. Well-paced and filled with twists and turns, T.C. Weber's tale is full of surprises and will have you biting your nails with a narrative doused in suspense, tension, and horror. The characters are well-developed, with distinct traits and personalities that give agency to their actions. At first glance, Lucy seems like a vulnerable woman trapped in her situation, but she shows herself to be a resilient survivor willing to do anything to protect herself and her children. Highly recommended.