Self-Publishing Review took a read through Off the Grid and offered a review on its site. Here’s a taste of what they said and a link to the full review.
The review is fair and I appreciate the details and fair criticisms mixed in with the overall positive review. Take a look:
"It’s frightening to ponder how much we rely on the electricity delivered into our homes. Light, heat, cooking, cleaning – even the most basic elements of what we’ve come to take for granted as civilized life depend on it. It’s fair to say that if the lights suddenly went off we’d have a hard time adapting to a world of steam engines and hand cranks, whatever our lingering pastoral fantasies of what a post-apocalypse world might look like.
Dan Kolbet’s dystopian techno thriller Off the Grid offers us a picture of how a world without easy access to electricity might be. In Kolbet’s near-future setting, environmental concerns have led to fossil fuels being banned in the generation of electricity in America, which in turn has led to millions of people suddenly losing access to electricity with catastrophic results.
Electricity generation and distribution is now controlled by a single company, StuTech, run by the ruthless millionaire inventor Warren Evans. Evans has created a revolutionary technology that seems to side-step the problems brought on by fossil fuels. Kolbet evokes the amazing, and ultimately unsuccessful, experiments of Nikola Tesla at perfecting a type of broadcast electricity. For one reason or another, Tesla never got his experiment off the ground, but in Kolbet’s novel, the millionaire inventor has achieved the task and established a monopoly on power, but millions still exist without it."
Continue to read the review at Self-Publishing Review.