“The Big Empty,” by J.B. Stephens

“The Big Empty,” by J.B. Stephens is a science fiction novel about a post disaster world.
Book Cover of The Big Empty by J.B. Stephens
Before the plague had been named it had already killed more than half of the world's population. With entire cities wiped out, the United States infrastructure came to a halt. When communication systems and other services failed a military government came to power. The new governments solution was to make the U.S. interior an evacuated zone. With all the survivors moved to the coast lands the nation's infrastructure can be maintained. But inside the evacuated zone, called The Big Empty, government soldiers patrol with orders to shoot to kill.

Seven teenagers, however, will band together in the Big Empty. Some left the populated area because they were on the run, some are just looking to start a new life, and some want to escape the oppressive military government, but they all have one goal: find Novo Mundum, a secret Utopian society that has been established in the heart of The Big Empty.

“The Big Empty” is a very realistic science fiction story. The plot makes sense, and the characters are solid. J.B. Stephen has created a richly detailed world that stands alone very well. Science fiction readers should enjoy this fascinating book.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-09-29T08:41:00-05:00

30 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I am a student in middle school and I just finished reading the Big Empty. The feel of the book changed a lot from the beggining to end. From hopeless in the remaining cities to happiness with Novo Mundum. It was an enchanting story that I think is very inspiring to teens.
-13 year old at Murdock Middle School, Florida.

NathanKP said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed "The Big Empty." This is just the first book in a much longer series.

In the next few books Novo Mundum won't seem like such a perfect place, that much I will tell you!

Nathan

Anonymous said...

may i ask something Nathan, is there a squeal to this?May i ask what the name is if there is.

NathanKP said...

Yes, the sequel is "Paradise City." I thought I had a review of it posted here on Inkweaver Review, but I guess not.

I'll have to look into that.

Thanks for commenting.

Nathan

Anonymous said...

I loved this book so much, it is one of my very favorite books ever!!!:)

Anonymous said...

I have read the first four books! Is there going to be another one? There should be!!

TelleBelle said...

Actually, this book is so good, it's on the Alaska Battle of the Books list! I'm in Battle, and this is my favorite book out of all fifteen!

Anonymous said...

I liked this book but Nathan I was trying to find some kind of author information but couldn't find any thing do you know any thing or where to find someting about him

JT said...

I have a question. Do you know anything about the author? I have been trying to look him up everywhere in the internet but, nothing pops up. Its like as if he/she was invisible or the best person at hiding. If you have any information, I would appreaciate if you would share it. Because I want to do a book report and present it to my class.

Thanks, JT

NathanKP said...

JT:

I have found information suggesting that J.B. Stephens is a pen name for an author named Liz Braswell. Look at the "disambiguation notice" on the following webpage:

http://www.librarything.com/author/lynntracy

Info about Liz Braswell should be slightly easier to find. She seems to be a rather reclusive author though she does have a LiveJournal blog you might find interesting.

Anonymous said...

i need the names of the seven teenagers for a book report i am doing in english. plz help!!!

Anonymous said...

I am doing a book report at school on the book...I was impressed... I wanted to keep reading until the end in one day!!!!!

Anonymous said...

seven teennagers....
Amber
Michael
Keely
Diego
Irene
Jonah
Maggie

Anonymous said...

I read the whole series in 6th grade and i bought the 1st 2 books online yesterday! i cant wait till they come in the mail and i can re read them!!!!

Anonymous said...

How can a person write a book report about a book they cant even remember the characters in?

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Anonymous said...

the book is one of the best book's i've red but my school Liberian tried to order them but she said they were not being printed :(:(:(:(:(:(:( I'm so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg i had to read this for school and it was a great book! What are the other books called instaed for the big empty and paradise city??

BenDover said...

I thought this book was a big kick in the pants:P

Anonymous said...

this book is terrible

Anonymous said...

GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!! :)

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Someone asked me if this book was any good. The only thing that came to mind was "DUHHH! IS A FROGS ASS WATER TIGHT!?!?"

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