when the lights went out?  Such is the question before the loyal listeners to JC Hutchins’ insanely popular podcast trilogy, 7th Son.

While the clones battled with their progenitor, John Alpha, much of America was left powerless after a series of nuclear strikes against the country’s major power stations.  The result:  Total and utter chaos.

In this time of anarchy, sides will be taken, heroes and villains alike will rise and do battle.  From democracy to dystopia, the common American now faces an all-too-uncommon challenge:  Survival on a primal level.

Welcome…to 7th Son…OBSIDIAN

Call it the ultimate fanfic project if you want, but as far as I’m concerned I can’t WAIT until this drops.  Basically, OBISIDIAN is a series of short stories set in the 7th Son universe, right at the time when America goes dark.  I’m assuming a lot of the stories will deal with ordinary people suddenly thrust into a nightmarish world where everyone’s out for themselves and to hell with anyone who stands in their way.

Kinda like the corporate culture, but with guns and chainsaws and the like…I hope.

I’m not sure what to expect, but given the list of people who’ve already submitted stuff for it, OBSIDIAN’s looking to be just golden.  Hmmm…I wonder if a wannabe like me could get in on it…

I mean, how can you go wrong?  Check out this rogue’s gallery of participants:

Need I say more?

You can check out the promo here, and remember on May 31…the lights will go out…

And chaos will reign…