– These are among the most shocking words to ever appear in an American novel. Set in an unimaginable post-apocalyptic future, the America of Military State is run by generals – and a place where civil liberties have been consigned to history’s scrap heap.
Out of this nightmare world emerge the revolutionary Youth Guards. Their goal: overthrow the military dictatorship and restore America’s founding precepts, as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Can the Youth Guards succeed? Or will the lamp of liberty be extinguished forever? Military State is at once a cautionary tale – and frightening look into the abyss. And now, at long last, the ebook edition of this classic novel is available, so that a new generation of readers can experience the sweeping prose, stupendous set pieces, and searing drama that mark this landmark novel.
Military State is the novel that established Mr. Warren as one of America’s preeminent men of letters. It is a stunning, shocking, visionary achievement.
– Canon Stone Press
Many years have elapsed since I first wrote Military State, and, sadly, the vision I outlined there has in no small part come to past: the U.S., and indeed much of the world, engaged in perpetual warfare, with no end to the bloodletting in any foreseeable future.
But man has proved remarkably resilient throughout the ages, and sometimes even in spite of himself, has shown the ability to rise above his baser instincts and advance and improve his condition. And just as the Dark Ages was the precursor to the Renaissance, I am hopeful we will escape from this mini dark age of perpetual warfare. A new Golden Renaissance is easily within our grasp, if only we will show the wisdom and maturity to embrace it.
Thank you for your purchase of Military State, and please kindly leave a review.
– Kevin Warren