R H A P S O D Y
P R E S S
Volume 1 of THE REMAINS series

These are stories of life after an apocalypse. But more than that, they're stories of power, and freedom, and discovery — stories of what makes humanity tick.
"I found The Cage by D. M. Smith to be a thought provoking, suspense-filled novel..."

"The Cage is an understated post-Apocalypse story of one man's attempt to find freedom and bring a community together..."

"I personally love D.M. Smith's matter-of-fact style of writing. He (or she, I suppose) turns an unblinking eye on human nature..."

"Highly recommended."
The world as we know it is gone.
There are the remains. In places, life is almost normal.

The City maintains itself with rules and planning. And with salvage — gasoline, parts for machinery, even wire. But after twenty years, salvage is beginning to run out.

Outside the City, communities of exiles live off the land, farming and ranching. Technologically they're backward, and life is precarious. A natural disaster could leave them starving. And the City doesn't want them.

Now there are people anticipating war. People who think it might be useful, and who don't want to be last.

Yet the world they live in is fragile. If there is to be a future, a new world built over the ruin of the old, someone has to start asking the right questions.

Something has to change, while there's time.