The Cavern Club
About the Book
The year is 2023. After decades of governments failing to preserve the basic tenants of sound fiscal policy, abuse of their institutions and massive dependency on government benefits, the basic motivational drives that give everyone a reason to get out of bed in the morning no longer existed. Self-reliance had been replaced with dependency on socialism. The events in this book begin almost five decades after “Ten Months,” my first romance novel, ends. Twenty-first-century Earth is suffering an economic collapse. A team of people from northern Virginia form a survival club and build a secret habitat in a cavern. The discovery of a functioning alien spaceship changes their lives and the world forever. “The Cavern Club” is both a warning about the perils of fiscal irresponsibility and a fast-paced science fiction saga about the resilience of intelligent life in the cosmos.
About the Author
J. Wayne Stillwell is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. After serving thirty-four years as a naval officer, he completed a second career as vice president for an R&D company. He is currently an independent consultant and fiction writer. He received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University, master’s degree in physics from the Naval Post-Graduate School and completed the executive development program at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published articles in navy journals and authored his first science fiction book, “Xetonian Trades,” in 2003. A second edition of the same book, “Xetonian Trades I, The Seeding”; “Xetonian Trades, The Augerite Hordes”; “Xetonian Trades III, The Reapers”; “Xetonian Trades IV, Infinity’s Gate”; his first romance novel, “Ten Months”; and “Bus 22, the Search for Me” were published by Authorhouse in 2013 and 2014. He and his spouse of forty-six years, Bernadette, have two sons, John and Matthew, and four grandchildren.