Monday, February 16, 2009

Manic Monday Apocalypso: The Star-Spangled Bunker

A crazed squad of mujaheddin infiltrate nuclear silos over the world and start a nuclear holocaust. The shattered remnants of the world's societies struggle for survival, still fending off squadrons of fanatical muslims trying to bring about the End Times and the 12th Imam, and look like they're going down for good.

America has a secret weapon, though: Operation Cheops. Hidden in an underground bunker and using ancient Egyptian technology, the Presidents of the United States have been preserved, only to be awoken in the event of America's collapse.

Thrill! As Generals Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower gather the greatest army of survivors, pure-blooded and mutant under the command of George Washingon!

Swoon! To the impassioned cries for liberty and unity from Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt!

Gasp! At the secret ops conducted under the aegis of Richard M. Nixon and William Howard Taft!

You'll be on the edge of your seat when John Adams resolves to put these Barbary Pirates down once and for all!

Or you would be if this were a real movie and I weren't just making it up as I typed.


  1. I'm thinking Blake's next screenplay...

  2. You know it can be easier to write historical fiction when you use such well know historical characters. I remember reading the Winds of War and thought how cool that they used FDR and Churchil and Nimitz and other real life people. But's what really interesting to me is when they use historical personages who are not as well know. That's why Eric Flints novels 1812 and 1824 are so interesting to me. Some of the characters are Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Winfield Scott, Richard Johnson, and Henry Clay. Now that is endlessly fascinating to me because I really think that is a very neglected part of our history.

  3. You really have to know your stuff, though, 'cause the readers of historical fiction tend to be in love with those time periods, and they're looking for discrepancies.

    It is fun, though.


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