Throughout history, many people had predicted the end of the world, but every single time they were proven wrong. Now with the planet literally burning up and humanity, torn with strife, on the brink of nuclear war, it seemed the global train wreck might actually happen. Was it Armageddon, or just human folly on a monumental scale? One young man in a small Texas town said he had the answer, and overnight became a Doomsday star, the world's last best hope. Or was he, as many said, the Antichrist, whose only goal was to bring the human drama to its unlamented end?
James Cortese grew up in Massachusetts, earned a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, settled for a time in Ohio and Silicon Valley, and now lives in Houston. He is the author of an award-winning book of fables called What the Owl Said, as well as many published short stories and articles on film-his other passion besides writing and computers. He has worked as a college professor, short-order cook, book editor, operating room orderly, professional student, librarian, and executive speechwriter for high-tech companies that had an annoying habit of going out of business. As a young child, his dream was to be a firefighter. Later, once he learned to read and write, he realized his true vocation wasn't putting out fires but starting them.