"This Is the Year Zero"

Title"This Is the Year Zero"
Year for Search1988
AuthorsWeiner, Andrew [Simon](1949-2019)
Secondary AuthorsAronica, Lou, and McCarthy, Shawna
Secondary TitleFull Spectrum
Pagination20-29 with a note on 19
Date Published1988
PublisherBantam Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author
Annotation

Alien invasion followed by authoritarian dystopia in which humans become slaves working in fields with no machines. Most familiar things are abolished–no money, no meat or green vegetables, no TV, no cars, no cities, no schools, no telephones, no sex. Old and ill disappear. Children run things for the aliens and appear content, but say that there is now no past and no future, just the present.

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Author Note

Canadian author (1949-2019).

Full Text

1988 Weiner, Andrew [Simon] (1949-2019). “This Is the Year Zero.” Full Spectrum. Ed. Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy (New York: Bantam Books, 1988), 20-29 with an editors’ note on 19. PSt

Alien invasion followed by authoritarian dystopia in which humans become slaves working in fields with no machines. Most familiar things are abolished–no money, no meat or green vegetables, no TV, no cars, no cities, no schools, no telephones, no sex. The old and ill disappear. Children run things for the aliens and appear content, but say that there is now no past and no future, just the present. Canadian author.