By Ilsa J. Bick
Electromagnetic Pulse bombs (EMPs) are detonated around the world, causing every single person to be "brain-zapped". Most of the world's adult population drop dead and all electronics are fried. The elderly population were not affected, except for those who had conditions such as Alzheimer's. Those are now referred to as the "Awakened" because they have returned to their previous level of functioning. Most teenagers, young adults, and children are now the "Changed", who are now cannibalistic monsters. They have very acute senses and are able to communicate using these senses. Those who have not changed are the "Spared".
Everyday is a fight for survival against the Changed, scavengers, bounty hunters, and even each other.