The Last Brigade is an exciting military-themed universe of future fiction created by William Alan Webb.
My own contributions to the LBU so far include two short stories: "Jack the Gunsmith" in the anthology Standing Fast, and a sequel to that story "To Keep and Bear Arms" in the follow-up anthology Standing Defiant.
Imagine a world in the year 2075 when the United States no longer exists as a nation, having crumbled after a series of global disasters known as The Collapse.
But someone in our present day predicted the Collapse and made preparations for it. Under a mountain in Arizona, a secret military base holds an entire U.S. Army brigade in suspended animation, along with all the equipment needed for them to function as a military unit. Commanded by a legendary general, who accepted the assignment after his family was killed in a terrorist attack, the brigade waits for the signal to reactivate.
When that signal finally comes, General Nick Angriff wakes up to find that the USA he loved and served is gone, forever lost in the dust of history… unless he and his troops can rebuild the nation under the old Constitution they once swore to uphold.
But unknown to Angriff, enemies have a different plan for the Last Brigade and will do anything to thwart his mission – and some of those enemies are lurking among his own troops.
By William Alan Webb (Last Brigade Book One)
Start here to learn how Nick Angriff came to be in command of Operation Overtime and what happens when he wakes up fifty years later. Once you read this one, you’ll want more; but don’t worry: there are four more novels in the series.
Stories in the Last Brigade Universe -- Various Authors
This is a collection of stories about people and places before, during, and after The Collapse -- a cross-section of survivors of the world's greatest civilization. Find out how the Angriff family got their surname, what happened in Alaska after the nuke went off, and what happened when a group of disarmed police officers decided that chaos wasn't their style. There are soldiers trying to get home, a dreamer wondering why the stars still look the same, and an old man passing the craft of gunsmithing along to his granddaughter.
More stories in the Last Brigade Universe -- Various Authors
Great nations die in fire and blood, leaving the survivors to struggle in the ruins.
The heroes and heroines from the bestselling Standing Fast return in this direct sequel. During the fifty years that the Last Brigade lay dormant under a mountain in Arizona, generations of the desperate tried to keep America alive, or live through her fall. These are the continuation of their stories.