Not on Fire, But Burning
There is a catastrophic event over San Francisco Bay. No one has taken the blame. In one of the most interesting styles I have ever read Hrbek tells the story of a young man coming to terms with the loss of his sister and the strange world events happening all around him. For any post-apocalyptic fan this one really sparkles. It's one that takes us into the future to make us dwell on the present. There is a long metaphor involving the seventeen year cycle of locusts that is so intricate and well-plotted. Impressive style from a new voice.