The AZ Wiki

Welcome to the The AZ Wiki[]

The AZ wiki is an encyclopedic guide to the world of Michael Bunker's Pennsylvania books. It is intended as a resource for fans and authors wanting to write fan fiction in the Pennsylvania universe.

The initial content for this site was taken from Chris Pourteau's Pennsylvania "Bible" created for an upcoming Pennsylvania anthology. Feel free to edit or add to these pages.

About Pennsylvania[]

Pennsylvania is an Amish science fiction novel, written by Michael Bunker. The novel is now in production to become a Major Motion Picture directed by Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Production Director for Stargate, the 300, Justice League, I, Robot, and more,) from a screenplay by award winning screenwriter Anne Sabel. The next novel in the Pennsylvania series is entitled Oklahoma, and is due out in 2020.

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Young Amishman Jedidiah Troyer signed up for an emigration program designed to colonize the planet of New Pennsylvania with plain farmers who won't make any trouble. But Jed and his new friend Dawn arrive on New Pennsylvania in the middle of a rebel uprising, and TRACE, a resistance group intent on rising up against the government, has taken on the mission of getting Jed safely from the City to the Amish Zone. Being a stranger in the old world doesn't even compare to being a stranger in a brand new world... a world steeped in secrets and deep in the midst of a war stretching across time and space.

Originally published as a series of five books, it has also been collected into an omnibus edition.

This site contains spoilers for the series so if you haven't read it yet, we suggest you grab yourself a copy before you go much further. The print edition of the Omnibus is well worth a look.

“Pennsylvania is a brilliant tale of extra-planetary colonization. With parallels to the European settlement of the America’s, Michael Bunker draws on his Amish roots and lifestyle to portray that tenuous balance between mankind and its machines. He also knows better than most the difficulty of surviving on civilization’s frontier. I daresay the wait for the next great Amish science fiction author may be finally at an end.” ~ HUGH HOWEY, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wool, Sand, and Peace in Amber.

More Information[]

This site contains a host of information for Pennsylvania fans and authors but here's a few good starting points.

  • Timeline - A timeline of key events in Pennsylvania
  • Characters - Key characters from the books
  • Terminology - Key terminology from the books
  • The Amish - Observations about the Amish drawn from Pennsylvania

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