Check out Strike Three at Booklife (Publishers Weekly): http://booklife.com/project/strike-three-2292
That's the earth and the moon on the front cover, and Strike Three is a reference to WWIII. Yep, I
pretty much devastate the planet--the whole planet--to make points about life,
the ecology, and politics--and to rebuild the planet. Lots of people die--that
scale of destruction is not a pretty thing. Later there's some humor; there
are interesting characters who work on survival and rebuilding... It's a
post-apopolytic story, but I didn't write it to be depressing.