The Last President: A Speculative Short Story

By Martin Roy Hill

Sci-Fi, Short stories, Historical fiction | eBook


In the not-too-distant future of the United States, Sergeant Frank Wengler, a corporate-contracted police officer, is called to assist in the eviction of an elderly man from his company-owned residence. Wengler senses something familiar about the old man, but can't put his finger on it. The old man, on the other hand, simply wants to talk, and as Wengler listens he begins to learn the American history no one in this future time is allowed to know, the history of The Long Coup and The Last President of the United States.



Martin Roy Hill is the author of the military mystery thriller, "The Killing Depths," the mystery thriller, "Empty Places," and the award-winning short story collection, "DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond." His latest book, "Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella," was released in November 2014 to outstanding reviews. Martin spent more than 20 years as a staff reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines, before becoming a military analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations for the Navy. His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more. Much of Martin's freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association (now called the Military Officer Association. He was also a contributor to the Civil War anthology, "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing. Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Alt Hist: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History, Plan B Mystery Anthology, The Off the KUF Anthology Vol. 2, San Diego Magazine, and San Diego Writer's Monthly. His first book, "DUTY," was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection during the 2013 San Diego Book Awards (SDBA). "The Killing Depths" was also named a finalist for the SDBA Sisters In Crime Mystery Award in 2013. "Empty Places" received the same honor in 2014. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy Reserves, and the California National Guard, Martin has also served on a sheriff's wilderness search and rescue team, and on two disaster response teams. He lives in La Jolla, CA.


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Martin Roy Hill is the author of the military mystery thriller, "The Killing Depths," the mystery thriller, "Empty Places," and the award-winning short story collection, "DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond." His latest book, "Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella," was released in November 2014 to outstanding reviews. Martin spent more than 20 years as a staff reporter and editor ...


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