Sam Penny has again used his scenario building talents to look into the future to better understand the risks our society faces. His latest novel, "Was A Time When," is available as a free Kindle book to Kindle Prime Members on December 18 and 19

Sam Penny has again used his scenario building talents to look into the future to better understand the risks our society faces. His latest novel, "Was A Time When," is based upon the memoirs of his great-grandson, yet to be born in 2015. The book is available as a free Kindle book to Kindle Prime Members on December 18 and 19.

"Was A Time When" considers a worst case scenario of resource depletion and climate change that make life in California unacceptable by today's standards this century. As populations explode, the cost of energy climbs, and climate change wracks our environment, our surrounding world collapses, and society cannot continue. What might society become? What kind of world will our progeny face. What must those who remain do to survive?

Penny established his reputation with his novels of the 7.9 Scenario, telling of what would happen if the great earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 once again struck the New Madrid Fault Zone underlying the Mississippi River. These books are "Memphis 7.9 (Revised)" and "Broken River." The USGS agrees that the chances of such an occurrence in the next 50 years are approaching 10%, a risk you would not find acceptable when driving your kids to school.

An earthquake is a sudden catastrophe with long-term effects. Changes in climate and resources can be long-term catastrophes with even longer-term effects. As a long-time believer in a sustainable life-style, Penny tells of what the world could be like by the end of this century if we do not take action soon to prepare for the world coming our way.

Read "Was A Time When" to understand what could be the future of our land. It is a free Kindle book to Prime Members on December 18 and 19.