Review: Population Zero – Fran Lewis

Today I am posting my review for ‘Population Zero’ by Fran Lewis. Thank you to Henry Roi PR for my review copy review in return for my honest review.

About the Author:

Fran Lewis: Fran worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years. She has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration.

Currently, she is a member of Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Who’s Who of America’s Executives from Cambridge. In addition, she is the author of three children’s books and a fourth that has just been published on Alzheimer’s disease in order to honor her mom and help create more awareness for a cure. The title of my new Alzheimer’s book is Memories are Precious: Alzheimer’s Journey; Ruth’s story and Sharp as a Tack and Scrambled Eggs Which Describes Your Brain? Fran is the author of 13 titles and completed by 14th titled A Daughter’s Promise. Fran has four titles in her Faces Behind the Stones series and her magazine is MJ magazine. Her next title Silent Voices will be released this July.

She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school’s newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites. Here is the link to her radio show www.blogtalkradio.com, Her network if MJ network on Blog Talk Radio. You can also find her reviews on just reviews on WordPress. Fran is the author of the Faces Behind the Stones series, a middle school series featuring stories growing up in the Bronx with her sister and MJ magazine. Population Zero is her latest book which was preceded by What If?R

About the Book:

Population Zero is a collection of imaginatve reflections on possible outcomes for our dystopian world (11K words, 23 pages discounting front material) .

Imagine a forest so dense and so filled with trees that you cannot see anything but darkness. The smell of the dead leaves, the creatures that lived there, and the stench they created.

Imagine smashed windows and abandoned satellite dishes and blocks of plaster all over the ground.

Imagine… What might the world be like if humans were suddenly to disappear?

In Population Zero we experience several post-human worlds through the eyes of people who were allowed to visit for one day. A world covered in ice, a world in complete darkness, a world where deserts are plentiful, and others…

Get a glimpse of what our planet would look like if humans stopped existing. Get a glimpse of the future.

Purchase Linkhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Population-Zero-Fran-Lewis/dp/163752868X

My Review:

I received an E-ARC copy of ‘Population Zero’ by Fran Lewis from Henry Roi PR in return for my honest review.

This book is a dystopian book which explores eight possible worlds for the future:

World 1 – The Darkened City

World 2 – The World Without the Sun

World 3 – The Scorching Desert Heat

World 4 – A World Enclosed in Glass

World 5 – A World of Ice

World 6 – The World Without Water

World 7 – A World of Mist and Fog

World 8 – Told from Voices Behind Grave Stones

There are also a couple more explored by the author, each one just as devastating and deadly to humanity as the next.

The book is told by Ella, an ethereal that is not alive but has been chosen by above to help the human race.

What is the cause of the destruction of the world and what can be done to save it?

This short story is very scary in the way that it portrays ways the world could end up. I wouldn’t want to live in any of these worlds, even if it was possible.

There were some worlds that I thought, this would be ok and then there was a reason why this wouldn’t be possible.

It will make you think about what needs to be done to ensure that this kind of destruction doesn’t happen.

Overall, a dark and scary dystopian short story, leaving you with the thought which world would you choose?

My Rating:

💜💜💜.5 /5

Here is some praise for this short story:

“Fran Lewis’s newest offering is a polished, razor-sharp double-edged sword. On one hand, it is reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone series and just as chilling. On the other, it is a poignant reminder of just how precious and fragile human life on this planet truly is. A riveting read.” –Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Thriller and Shamus Award winning author of The Girl Who Wasn’t There and the Dick Moonlight PI series.   

“Population Zero creatively focuses on the damage being done by Covid 19 as it ravages the human race, and our inability to deal with climate change. ” Allan Topol, national best selling author of The French Revenge

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