Series: World Made By Hand

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World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler1
The Witch of Hebron by James Howard Kunstler2
A History of the Future: A World Made By Hand Novel by James Howard Kunstler3

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A series of fiction books by James Howard Kunstler that grew out of his non-fiction book "The Long Emergency". which argues that "Peak Oil", declining oil production, is likely to cause American society to revert to a pre-industrial sort of existence. He postulates a dystopia of small agrarian communities. The World Made By Hand series is set in this fictional future dystopia that Kunstler envisions, a world with little electricity, things made by hand and the return of something akin to magic.

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